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Nestlé announces job losses at its York site

By Anthony Myers

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Nestlé's Product Technology Centre in York. Pic: Nestlé
Nestlé's Product Technology Centre in York. Pic: Nestlé

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Swiss-owned brand has confirmed reports of expected redundancies at its York factory, which is now a major R&D centre and UK headquarters, where famous brands including KitKats are still produced.

Following a report in the York Press​, the company said consultation with staff is ongoing  and at this stage has not put a number on the job losses, but cited ‘increasing competition in the confectionery space as a factor in the decision’.

The confectionery industry is extremely competitive and, as a business, Nestlé needs to continuously evolve to meet fast-changing consumer trends and demands,” a spokesperson said.

 “In order to remain competitive and continue to invest in innovation, we have made the difficult decision to consult with employees about a small number of job reductions in our York-based marketing, supply chain and project manager teams.

“We are working hard to support those individuals whose roles will be affected​.”

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