QV Foods looks to consolidate potato business at Holbeach site

QV Foods is considering closing its March, Cambridgeshire potato packing site in order to consolidate its business at its Holbeach base in Lincolnshire.

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The potato and vegetable growing and packing businesses began a consultation with around 140 of its March staff this week. It has said it hopes to minimise redundancies by finding suitable roles for as many employees as possible.

The proposed move would see around 125 new roles created at Holbeach, and would help QV address its cost base and capacity needs for current business volumes whilst creating headroom for future growth, it added.

A company representative said: "The owners of QV Foods are fully committed to growing the business for the future, but the company has to have an efficient cost platform on which to do this.

"The proposal to consolidate the potato business at the Holbeach site, which sits at the centre of our farming and packing operations, is a logical step to achieving this."


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