Kraft axes 200 jobs at Cadbury

UP TO 200 jobs will go at US food group Kraft’s Cadbury plants over the next year, as part of a reorganisation that will see the company split into two.

The firm admitted yesterday that redeployments and voluntary redundancies would hit sites in Bournville, Chirk and Marlbrook from next March – but said it would also be investing £44m to expand its UK factories.

Both the job losses and the new investment will be spread over the next two years, and biscuit production will be moved to the UK.