Hovis bakery to close, 82 jobs under threat

16 February, 2012

Premier Foods has revealed it is to close its Hovis bakery in Eastleigh, Hampshire.

The move could lead to the loss of 82 jobs.

In a short statement, the group said: ďAs part of our efforts to improve the utilisation and cost-effectiveness of the Hovis supply chain, we have recently undertaken a review of our Eastleigh bakery in the context of our future manufacturing requirements. As a result, the company is proposing that its bakery at Eastleigh, will cease production no later than mid-June 2012.Ē

The decision has been criticised by Frank Loveday, the regional secretary of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union.

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