Belfast Telegraph

Burton's sells off factory in Merseyside

By Holly Williams

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.

Belfast Telegraph

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