UK: Faccenda Closes Sutton Benger Poultry Plant

UK poultry processor Faccenda has closed its factory in Sutton Benger near Chippenham in Wiltshire. The facility employs over 400 staff.

The company announced its decision to close the plant in April blaming soaring feed and fuel costs.

Faccenda, at the time, said it would invest GBP 5 million at three other sites instead.

Managing director Ian Faccenda was quoted as saying: "We're operating in a very competitive market, where the cost of wheat and fuels has increased enormously in the past year. We have to make changes for the long-term health of our business.

"While this has been a difficult decision for us to take, by restructuring now, we're strengthening the business for the future."