Kettle Produce to shed 100 jobs

Tough competition and the sliding economy have forced one of the UK's biggest suppliers of fresh vegetables to shed 100 jobs.

Kettle Produce said changing trends and increased costs had forced its hand, and the changes would take place next year.

The company, which employs 950 staff at two sites near Cupar, Fife, is consulting with staff and the trade union USDAW over the restructuring. Managing director Susie McIntyre said: "We have experienced a difficult trading period over the past six months in what is a fiercely competitive market.

"We have no option but to take these steps to safeguard the wider interests of the business."


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