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Threat to 650 Avana Bakeries jobs after M&S contract loss

Around 650 jobs at a bakery in Newport are under threat after the company lost a multi-million pound cake contract to a firm in Oldham.

Marks and Spencer has pulled the plug on its 77 year history with Avana Bakeries, putting jobs and the entire future of its Rogerstone site under threat.

The M&S deal makes up 85% of what the Avana bakery produces.

A spokesman for owners 2 Sisters Food Group called the decision a "huge setback".

BBC Wales economics correspondent Sarah Dickins reports.

  • 07 Feb 2014
  • From the section Wales
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