Blackpool sweet factory to close putting 166 jobs at risk

More than 160 jobs are at risk after a sweet company announced plans to close one of its factories in Blackpool.

Tangerine Confectionery Ltd is proposing to transfer production from its Clifton Road site as part of a "UK-wide restructure".

Under the plans, the factory would close by the end of March next year.

The firm, whose products include Wham bars and Butterkist Popcorn, said the consultation process with all 166 staff was under way.

Tangerine Confectionery Ltd said some production and equipment could be moved its other Blackpool site in Vicarage Lane, where 159 permanent staff are employed.

Nigel Nelson, operations and supply chain director, said: "These changes at Tangerine are fundamental to creating sustainable jobs in Blackpool and elsewhere in our UK factories.

"We will do everything possible during this time to retain the experience of employees within the business by offering roles at our other factories for example, Vicarage Lane where we continue to invest," he added.

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