"Spare capacity" at US ice cream business

"Spare capacity" at US ice cream business

Unilever is to close an ice cream plant in the US amid over-capacity at facilities in the country.

The company said production at its Huntington facility in Indiana would finish by the end of July, which makes Breyers packaged ice cream. Some 140 staff will be affected by the move.

"The action is being taken to address spare capacity among Unilever US-based ice cream plants," Unilever said.

In May, Unilever sold a US ice cream manufacturing facility in Hagerstown in Maryland to investment groups New Mill Capital and M Davies Group. Unilever ended production at the facility last autumn.