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Nearly 100 jobs lost at Denbighshire creamery

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One of the UK's largest cheese producers have announced their intentions to close their Llandyrnog creamery putting almost a hundred jobs at risk.

Danish firm Arla made the announcement as 154 jobs were put at risk across Llandyrnog, Malpas and Lockerbie.

This comes as the company deliver a strategic review of its cheese business to 'improve efficiencies consolidating operations across its production and packing sites.'

Arla say they are looking to recruit colleagues who are losing their jobs into vacant positions in other parts of the business.

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The proposal to stop production at Llandyrnog, I hope, will be temporary, as we continue to explore other potential production opportunities for the site, but it is too early to make any longer term commitments. We know this proposal will be hard to hear for the award-winning Llandyrnog team, however it enables us to not only drive efficiencies but also retain ample capacity to meet the needs of our customers, whilst helping to improve returns to our farmer owners through a higher milk price.

We recognise that this will be a difficult time for all our colleagues and our priority right now is to support them to manage this situation as best we can. We will now be entering full consultation with all our colleagues affected and their trade union or colleague representatives.

– Tomas Pietrangeli, Managing Director Arla Foods UK