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Last Updated: Thursday, 10 February, 2005, 13:32 GMT
Pastry company slashes 200 jobs
Saxby's production line
Saxby's is laying off 200 workers because of fallen sales
One of the UK's leading suppliers in pastries and pork pies has announced that 200 jobs will be cut.

Saxby's, which celebrated their centenary in 2004, said it has no choice but to cease production of its delicatessen-style baked products.

A spokesman said sales have been in decline over a long period of time. The company will now focus on producing pies which can be cooked at home.

The 325 staff based in Wellingborough, Northants, were informed on Thursday.

The spokesman said the company regrets the losses but remains confident about its long-term future.

He said a 90 day consultation period with employees will now take place.

Saxby's Brothers has become renowned over the years for its traditional English savoury baking and Melton Mowbray pork pie.

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