Local Assembly Member, Rosemary Butler, has described the closure of Avana bakery as "absolutely devastating".
Having spoken to senior management I understand it will be a phased closure with no jobs being lost in the immediate future. However, the losses are due to start towards the summer of 2014.
This is a sad day for the loyal workforce and for Newport as a whole. The business has been an integral part of the local community for many years and I am disappointed that Avana was unable to secure a new contract to safeguard its future. Avana has confirmed that it will continue to fight to secure new contracts.
I will contact the Minister to ensure all possible advice and support will be available from the Welsh Government for those affected.”
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