400 McCormick jobs at risk as company plans to move production site

Date published: 23 March 2022

Nearly 400 employees at food manufacturer McCormick in Littleborough are at risk of losing their jobs as the company has announced plans to move activities to Peterborough.

The company is planning to move all of its condiments brands from the Littleborough facility to a new ‘net zero carbon production’ site in Peterborough, some 100 miles away.

McCormick & Company has said that the move would “impact an overall 380 colleagues at the Littleborough site,” adding that it is providing “an extensive people care programme” for local employees including outplacement, financial and wellbeing support as well as redeployment opportunities.

Around 300 jobs are expected to be created at the Peterborough facility, which was announced in 2020, once fully operational.

Ana Sanchez, McCormick President Europe, Middle East & Africa, said: “This has been a very difficult decision. We are committed to providing our Littleborough colleagues with our full support and care.

“McCormick remains a dedicated employer in the UK and redeployment opportunities to our Peterborough site will remain part of our ongoing assistance programme.”

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