USA: General Mills announces supply chain restructure
US food manufacturer General Mills has announced a global restructuring plan that will affect its operations in Brazil, China and the USA.
In Brazil, the company said that, as part of plans to eliminate excess capacity, it would be closing factories in Marilia and Sao Bernardo do Campo in the state of Sao Paulo. Goods currently produced at the Marilia site will be transferred to General Mills units in other parts of the country.
In Asia Pacific, General Mills said that it had decided to exit the fruit snacks business in China and would stop producing Trix products at its Nanjing, China, facility during the first quarter of fiscal 2017.
Meanwhile in the USA, the firm said that it had made a tentative decision to close its manufacturing facility in Vineland, New Jersey to eliminate excess soup capacity in its North America supply chain, and had also reached a tentative agreement to sell its Martel, Ohio, facility, which manufactures dry baking mix products, to Mennel Milling.
Source: General Mills / Supermercado Moderno