Some 300 employees are affected by a decision by Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever to close an ice cream plant in the US.
The Henderson, Nevada, facility will be shuttered on 29 August, the company said in a statement sent to just-food.
Unilever, which owns ice cream brands including Ben & Jerry’s, Magnum and Breyers, said production will be switched to its other ice cream facilities in the US.
It suggested there would be no impact on customers or consumers.
On potential job losses, it said: “Unilever is committed to assisting its affected employees through placement services and training to maximise their employability for the future.”
Local newspaper reports said the Henderson facility produces many of Unilever’s ice cream brands for distribution across much of the West Coast, including Popsicle, Breyers, Ben & Jerry’s, Klondike and Magnum.
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In January, Unilever blamed economic turmoil in Latin America and rising commodity costs after reporting reduced annual turnover and low sales growth. Chief executive officer Alan Jope told analysts in his first post-results call as CEO the results are “solid” but admitted increasing the speed of growth is crucial for the business.