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Historic Trafford Park Kellogg’s factory could close with 360 job losses

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Kellogg’s owner Kellanova has announced it could close its Trafford Park factory with the possible loss of up to 360 jobs.

Kellanova, which was born from a split of the former Kellogg’s brand into two last October and manufactures brands including Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies and Coco Pops in Trafford Park, has been based at the site, which was formerly its UK HQ, for 90 years but the company said the factory is too old to modernise and that as much as half of the huge site is currently unused.

Kellanova’s staff at its other sites in the North West – including the 520 at its current UK HQ and tech hub in Media City and those at its Wrexham cereal factory and St Helens’ distribution centre – are unaffected by the announcement. Kellanova added that Greater Manchester would remain its UK home if and when the factory closes.

The historic site could close by the end of 2026 and consultation began today with workers at the site, which operates 24 hours a day and makes a million boxes of cereal daily.

Kellanova’s UK managing director, Chris Silcock, said: “We know this will be difficult for many to hear and that’s why we now want to focus on our people. We will take the necessary time to discuss our proposals with our people and their representatives and show them how we will support them in the right way should this change happen.”

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