Oreos come to Sheffield!

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SHEFFIELD’S Trebor Bassett factory is to start making Oreo and BelVita biscuits for the first time, bringing investment of £6 million to the city and creating new jobs.

American food giant Kraft announced it will create 60 new jobs when biscuit-production starts, but they will also cut 40 white-collar jobs in the Owlerton factory’s sweets section.

Bosses said no compulsory redundancies will be made at the site, with all jobs to go through voluntary redundancies or redeployment over two years from next March.

Ian Dearn, Kraft’s head of manufacturing in Sheffield, said: “It is great that Kraft Foods recognises the strength of the UK as a manufacturing centre.

“We are proud to have been selected to bring the manufacture of BelVita and world-famous Oreo cookies to the UK for the first time.

“We are also excited about the opportunity to create new partnerships with local farmers to supply the wheat for these iconic products.”

For more details and reaction see tomorrow’s Star.