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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M&S: Avana move 'not a decision we've taken lightly'

M&S says it knows its decision will 'impact significantly' on Avana Bakeries in Newport Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Marks & Spencer says it will do "all it can" to support Avana Bakeries following its decision to use another cake supplier.

A spokesperson said: “As part of our work to further improve the quality of our food supply chain, we are consolidating some of our fresh desserts and cakes business and moving from two suppliers to one.

"It’s not a decision we’ve taken lightly and understand that it will have a significant impact for Avana Bakeries. We’ll do all we can to support the supplier through the process."

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