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Meon Valley Dairy Closure Results In 144 Job Losses

By Times Reporter in News on July 21, 2020

Watson’s Dairy in Mislingford near Wickham is to close with the loss of 144 jobs.

It’s owner Medina Dairy said it had become unviable after the loss of a supermarket contract.

Medina Dairy Chief Executive Sheazad Hussain said: “It is with much regret, that we have announced our proposal to cease operations at our Watson’s Dairy site.

“The proposal follows a major review of our business which concluded that by simplifying and consolidating our processing activity we will be able to create a more sustainable and appropriately scaled business.

“This, in turn, will enable us to continue to deliver a high level of service to existing customers and provide a platform from which we can respond to future market opportunities.”

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