Unilever to axe jobs at BEW

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Around 320 jobs are to go at Birds Eye Walls ice cream plant in the
UK as parent company Unilever continues its reorganisation

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever said on Thursday it plans to cut 320 jobs at its ice cream plant in Gloucester, western England, to cut overcapacity and lower costs.

A spokesman for the group, which makes Magnum and Cornetto ice creams, said the cuts at the Birds Eye Wall's plant was part of its five-year strategy to drive sales growth and profit margins. It is currently in the third year of the plan.

The Unilever spokesman gave no further details, while spokesmen for Birds Eye Wall were not immediately available for comment.

Unilever has been cutting jobs, closing factories and eliminating brands as part of the programme.

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