FRANCE: Brioche Pasquier to close two plants
Brioche Pasquier, the French baker, has indicated it will close two factories producting biscotte, or crisp bread.
Pasquier has confirmed said it will shut its site in Amboise in the Loire Valley next autumn. Some 49 staff will be affected.
The company, which has five plants making biscotte products in France and two in Spain, had indicated in 2006 it could close the facility when it decided to invest in another biscotte plant in Brissac-Quince, 150km further west.
However, another of the five plants, even further west in Saint-Herblain near Nantes, appears set to close.
Pasquier said it will ultimately have three biscotte plants: in Brissac-Quince, Andrezieux-Boutheon and Fontenay-le-Comte.
"This industrial reorganisation is vital to the future of the biscotte business," CEO Pascal Pasquier said.
- Nestle on China, candy, nutrition - analysis
- England child obesity plan should cheer industry
- What lies ahead for Tyrrells and Amplify?
- Hain accounting issue rounds off problem year
- Why Jet.com purchase could boost Wal-Mart online
- Lotus Bakeries enjoys growth organically, via M&A
- Smucker cuts forecast as sales decline
- Mondelez buys rest of Vietnam snacks business
- Unite outlines 2 Sisters stance on UK pizza site
- Arla Foods to help Nigeria's dairy development