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650 Avana Bakeries jobs at risk after M&S contract loss

Around 650 jobs at a bakery chain in Newport are under threat after the company lost a multi-million pound cake contract to a firm in Oldham.

Marks and Spencer has pulled the plug on its deal with Avana Bakeries, in Rogerstone, leaving jobs and the site under threat.

The M&S deal makes up 85% of what the Avana bakery produces.

A spokesman for owners 2 Sisters Food Group called the decision a "huge setback".

Economics correspondent Sarah Dickins reports.

  • 07 Feb 2014
  • From the section Wales
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