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Britvic confirms Norwich factory closure

Britvic has confirmed it will leave its Norwich site, with a loss of hundreds of jobs in the city, in 2019.
The drinks manufacturer, which co-owns Carrow Works with Unilever, said it would transfer production of Robinsons and Fruit Shoot to its other sites.
It said it would offer employees redeployment and "help to find alternative employment".
"Transferring production will improve efficiency and productivity and reduce our environmental impact," it said.
Britvic has been based at the site, which it shares with Colman's Mustard, since 1925.
Manufacturing will instead take place at Rugby, east London and Leeds.
The decision follows a consultation with employee representatives, including the GMB and Unite unions. http://norwich.davina.bbc.co.uk/index.cgi
A Britvic spokeswoman said it currently employed 249 people at Carrow Works, but that this figure included staff on 12-month fixed-term contracts.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-42373062
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