Unilever to close Norwich Colman’s plant

Unilever is to close the the Norwich factory where Colman’s mustard has been made for 160 years.

The move will affect 113 jobs in the city, of which 40 will transfer to a separate Unilever site in Burton.

Meanwhile 25 jobs will be created at a new mustard milling and mint processing plant near Norwich, which the company said would protect the historic link between Colman’s and the area, dating back more than 200 years.

Manufacturing of most of the other products is to move to elsewhere in the UK – mainly Burton upon Trent, already home to Unilever’s Marmite and Bovril brands.

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