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< div course =" inline_image image_size_full" data-attachment =" 240786" data-sequence =" 3 ">< img alt =" Kingsmill Multiseed No-Bits with Farmhouse bread pack shot 6248217 full" src ="" dimensions =" (max-width: 1023px) 100vw, 780px" class =" lazyload" size =" 3191 "elevation =" 2127" srcset=" 480w, 600w, 780w" > Allied Bakeries is planning to settle its plants as well as depots into a smaller sized variety of bigger sites, leading to job losses, British Baker has learned.

The group, which is responsible for the Kingsmill, Allison’s, Burgen and Sunblest bread brand names, admits that redundancies will result if the proposals are approved.

Nonetheless, Allied has actually vowed to sustain any type of employees impacted to aid them find alternate job either within its bakery network or an additional service possessed by parent firm Associated British Foods.

The aim of the plan is to create a ‘a lot more versatile as well as effective business model’ adhering to a ‘multimillion-pound financial investment programme’ in brand-new devices and also modern technology at a variety of pastry shops over the previous 12 months, Allied claimed.

Under the propositions, the group’s head office will certainly be repurposed as a versatile work area, with core operational duties degenerated out to regional bakeries to ‘far better satisfy the particular demands of business’, the bakeshop titan included.

The plan additionally entails the closure of Allied’s distribution depot in Orpington, Kent. With the consultation procedure already underway, the company acknowledged it was a ‘unpredictable and hard’ time for personnel however added that it expected to be able to move a ‘substantial number of jobs’ from Orpington to bakeries in Walthamstow as well as Stevenage.

One more suggested modification to the current operating design would certainly see the end of covered bread production at Allied’s Glasgow bakeshop. The website would certainly still be utilized for speciality bread production as well as circulation.

” The market for wholemeal and also white covered bread is in lasting decrease and also continues to be remarkably affordable,” Chris Craig, joint managing director of Allied Bakeries, informed British Baker. “We have actually consequently suggested a number of adjustments, including site combination and financial investment in new tools, customized to the particular needs of our retail customers throughout the UK.

” The announcements we are suggesting will certainly develop an extra versatile, reliable and also adaptable pastry shop operation that is optimized for future growth,” Craig included.