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Hovis owner to close two bakeries and cut jobs

The owner of Hovis said today that it is to close two bakeries and cut 900 jobs as part of plans to overhaul the struggling bread business.

The owner of Hovis said today that it is to close two bakeries and cut 900 jobs as part of plans to overhaul the struggling bread business.

The biggest impact will be felt in Birmingham, where 511 jobs are to be lost with the closure of a factory and distribution operation.

Hovis operations at Greenford, west London, will also close, costing 196 jobs, while the company’s owner, Premier Foods, is also preparing to shut distribution sites at Plymouth and Mendlesham, Suffolk, resulting in the loss of 95 jobs in total.

 

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