Under threat Newport bakery saved from closure

Avana Bakeries in Newport, which was facing closure, has been bought by Food Utopia Ltd. Up to 650 jobs were at threat at the site after it lost a big contract earlier this year.

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'Every option' being explored to protect Avana jobs

The Welsh Government has voiced support for Avana Bakeries following news that 650 jobs could be lost there.

This is obviously a very worrying time for staff and their families and the Welsh Government is working with 2 Sisters Food Group to explore every option that could safeguard the jobs at Rogerstone.

We will also be ensuring that all staff are fully supported through this difficult period.

The company has underlined its commitment to its staff and the Welsh Government will continue to work closely with senior management to investigate any new business and employment opportunities here.

– Welsh Government spokesperson

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