Coronavirus: Adelie Foods to shut with 2,000 jobs misplaced

Adelie Foods in Milton KeynesImage copyright Google
Image caption Adelie Foods was hit by a drop within the sandwich commerce hit by the coronavirus lockdown measures

One of Britain’s largest sandwich makers is ceasing commerce with the lack of greater than 2,000 jobs.

Adelie Foods, which has websites at Milton Keynes and Southall in west London, went into administration final week.

Administrators Deloitte introduced that makes an attempt to rescue the agency had failed and there can be 2,169 redundancies with 22 employees retained.

Deloitte mentioned the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown had offered issues for sandwich gross sales.

Rob Harding, joint administrator on the agency, mentioned: “Covid-19 has presented huge challenges to this business given the lockdown measures and associated impact on the ‘food to go’ sector.

“It is with disappointment that we now should announce such a big variety of redundancies.”

Frank Loveday, regional secretary of the Bakers, Food and Alied Workers Union, mentioned the union was providing assist and recommendation to its members who’ve misplaced their jobs.

“The Covid-19 has taken a lot of casualties in all areas. It was hoped that Adelie might be bought by another sandwich company, but where are sandwiches being sold at the moment? They were big suppliers to cafe operators and they are not open,” he mentioned.

Adelie Foods, which has a head workplace in Southall, additionally has websites at Prologis Park, near Heathrow; Wembley; Tamworth in Staffordshire; Haydock, in Merseyside; Kilmarnock in Scotland and Cardiff in Wales.