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Jobs at risk as Avana Bakeries in Rogerstone closes

A Newport bakery which employs 650 workers is to close, said bosses.

Avana Bakeries, in Rogerstone, announced in February jobs were at risk after it lost a multi-million pound cake contract.

In a statement, the company said it was trying to minimise the number of redundancies by seeking volunteers and looking to redeploy staff elsewhere.

Newport West AM Rosemary Butler described the news as "absolutely devastating".

The bakery is expected to close in the summer.

Jordan Davies reports.

  • 07 Apr 2014
  • From the section Wales
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