USA: General Mills set to close two facilities
In the past two days General Mills has announced plans to close a further two facilities in the US as part of its programme of cost reduction.
In Joplin, Missouri, the company said it would shut its manufacturing facility on Junge Boulevard, which manufactures snack products and has been operated by General Mills since 2014, by the end of the year. A facility on Stephens Boulevard in the same location, however, is set to remain open and will continue operating, the company said.
Meanwhile General Mills also announced a preliminary decision to close its plant in West Chicago, Illinois, subject to negotiation with union officials. The West Chicago plant manufactures cereal, meals and snack products and has been operated by General Mills since 1959.
In total, around 620 jobs could be impacted.
Source: General Mills