More than 12 jobs are at risk at a Newtown depot for one of the UK’s leading convenience food manufacturers.

Greencore told staff on Thursday (August 31) about the proposal to close its depot in Llanidloes Road.

Devastated workers have been told that if the proposal goes ahead then the transport hub will close at the end of September.

Greencore, the UK's largest maker of pre-packaged sandwiches, has not said why the depot has been marked for closure.


The company that supplies to major supermarkets including Morrisons, Asda, Aldi, Lidl and Co-op as well as high street retailers like Boots has been based in Newtown for at least 14 years.

A spokesperson for the company, which has one other transport hub in Wales, said: “Greencore can confirm that, subject to consultation, it has taken the difficult decision to close its depot in Newtown.

“Regrettably, this could result in the potential redundancy of circa 12 colleagues.

“The company will be doing everything it can to provide colleagues with support, including offering redeployment opportunities to other depots where appropriate.”

Trade union Unite announced today (Friday) that more than 500 Greencore workers will strike from September 11 to October 9 after pay discussions broke down. Unite claims the strike action may lead to a shortage of sandwiches on shelves across Greencore’s supermarket customers.