Burton's sells off factory in Merseyside
Jammie Dodgers and Wagon Wheels maker Burton's has sold its chocolate factory in Merseyside as part of a wider supply deal with Swiss chocolate giant Barry Callebaut.
Zurich-headquartered Barry Callebaut - the world's biggest chocolate supplier - has snapped up the lease for the refinery in Moreton, Wirral, and will take on the 48 staff currently employed by Burton's.
It has also struck a long-term deal to supply more than 12,000 tonnes of chocolate a year to Burton's.
But the move sees Burton's end the last of its manufacturing operations in Moreton, having already closed its biscuit factory in the village in 2011.