Vitacress says it will spend £4 million on expanding intake operations at its St Mary Bourne salads factory in Hampshire.
Work on the new facility will begin this autumn and finish in 2017, with the company proposing to close its current operations at nearby Amesbury.
Vitacress CEO Toby Brinsmead said, “Two years ago we started an investment programme to support our ambition to be leaders in our core markets of fresh herbs and salads. In 2016 we completed a £6 million investment in Chichester, West Sussex, creating the UK’s leading fresh herbs facility. This new investment in our St Mary Bourne factory is the next step to ensure that we remain competitive and continue to provide the best produce available in the rapidly evolving salads market.”
The company has entered into consultation with its employees to accommodate the closure of its Amesbury factory and adapt to changes in working patterns and shift structures required at the St Mary Bourne site.
Photo Caption: Toby Brinsmead
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