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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Secretary of State for Wales 'very sad' over bakery closure

The Secretary of State for Wales said the closure of Avana Bakeries in Newport is 'very sad'.

It's very sad to hear that Avana Bakeries in Newport is set to close. The company's employees and their families will naturally be very concerned by the potential loss of a significant number of jobs and the impact it could have on the local community. We are committed to working with Avana Bakeries, the Welsh Government and Jobcentre Plus, to offer all the support we can at this difficult time. Employees who may be affected by today's announcement should contact Jobcentre Plus where they will be able to receive further help and advice.

– David Jones, Secretary of State for Wales

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