Blog: Sandwich maker looks to capitalise on Nestle's Hot Pockets switch
Hannah Abdulla | 22 August 2014
Better Bakery has taken advantage of Nestle's Hot Pockets plant closure announcement by launching its own recruitment campaign
They say one man's trash is another man's treasure. Earlier this month, Nestle announced it would be scrapping production of its Hot Pockets sandwiches at its plant in Chatsworth in California and would move it to another site, leaving 360 staff out in the cold.
But small-timer Better Bakery has used the opportunity to shout about its "rapid growth". The California-based heat-and-eat sandwich maker, which two years ago had less than 40 staff on its workforce, now employs 280 and is looking to add a further 40-50 to its team.
"We are growing rapidly and have a need for more people to join our team. When we heard Nestle was closing its Chatsworth Hot Pocket plant, and we immediately wanted to help and let them know we are hiring," said CEO Bryan Freeman.
The firm has used Nestle's announcement to launch its own recruitment campaign, going to the length of placing a mobile billboard in front of the closing Nestle plant, announcing it is "looking for hot prospects". On Monday it is conducting interviews - and handing out free Pretzel Melts in a bid to kick off its two new product lines, Skinny Melts and Breakfast Melts.
just-food is closed on Monday (29 August) for a public holiday but, while we down tools, catch up on some must-read insight and interviews....
General Mills is reportedly preparing long-time executive Jeff Harmening to succeed Ken Powell as CEO....
After starting the week with a surprise stock exchange announcement that hit its shares and called into questions its accounting practices, Hain Celestial could be set to receive a boost in the UK....
- Why Jet.com purchase could boost Wal-Mart online
- Murray Goulburn's FY results - 7 things to learn
- Nestle on China, candy, nutrition - analysis
- Interview, part 1: Emmi CEO Urs Riedener
- England child obesity plan should cheer industry
- Mondelez buys rest of Vietnam snacks business
- Australia launches dairy sector probe
- Tyson faces investor scrutiny on ethical issues
- Nomad Foods touts progress as H1 results worsen
- Mengniu grows sales but net profit slips