Kerry Group UK plant to close with the loss of 900 jobs

Kerry Group says one of its factories in the UK is closing  with the loss of 900 jobs.

The plant in Burton-upon-Trent in Staffordshire is due to cease operations in September.

The closure is linked to the factory losing a contract to supply ready-made meals to Tesco.

Last October, Kerry Group said it would try to secure a replacement business for the plant after it was unsuccessful in retaining its tender with Tesco.