195 Golden Wonder jobs saved, others still threatened

Administrators from Kroll have sold the Mini Pringles business of stricken
Golden Wonder, a move that has safeguarded 195 jobs at its Corby site.

The jobs have been saved after Mini Pringle was sold to Irish snacks producer
Tayto, however, the transfer of Golden Wonder’s own-label business to Scunthorpe
leaves the fate of another 155 jobs at Corby undecided.

‘The joint administrators are continuing to make arrangements for the
transition of the Corby own-label operations to Scunthorpe. The timing and
implications of the closure of Corby own-label operations are still to be
confirmed,’ said Kroll in a statement.

However, administrators revealed that 60 parties had expressed interest in
the ailing snack producer, and would narrow down the selection to formal offers.

Golden Wonder joint administrators also announced that 23 staff had been made
redundant from its Market Harborough-based head office.

‘We will continue to do all that we can to keep all parties briefed on
developments throughout the administration process,’ said Adrian Wolstenhome,
joint administrator.

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