A Notinghamshire-based company has confirmed it will close its manufacturing site. Daloon Foods (UK) Ltd, which is trading as Goodlife Foods on Newark Industrial Estate closure will lose more than 100 jobs in Newark.

Challenging trading conditions in the UK

Currently, Goodlife Foods is operating from a factory in Brunel Drive in Newark. They have now decided to move all of its operations to mainland Europe next month. The company made the decision after consultation. They could not find any other viable option to continue their operations in the UK due to challenging trading conditions. Therefore, the factory will close its doors in UK on May 6, 2022. “Unfortunately no suitable or viable alternatives have been found, therefore, the decision has been taken to close the UK manufacturing site in Newark, and to subsequently move all volume into our group production facilities in mainland Europe.” The company said in a statement.

Effects of employment

The closure of the factory means that there will be employment shrinkage. Currently, Goodlife Foods is employing around 600 people across all its sites. Around 100 of these jobs hail from Newark’s site. However, the company have shown commitment that they will support exiting staff to find alternate employment outside Goodlife Foods. “We will continue to manufacture product at our Newark site up until the closure date of May 6 2022. Leading up to this date we will be working closely with and supporting our colleagues in Newark to find alternative employment outside of Goodlife Foods.” The company further added to its statement.

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    The company specializes in frozen convenience meals also has bases in the Netherlands and Denmark. Moreover, the vegetarian food manufacturer supplies products to Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Ocado. Previously, the company was operating from its Warrington site which was closed and all operations were moved to Newark.

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