Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
East Midlands; Leicestershire; Rutland and Northamptonshire
Location of affected unit(s)
Melton Mowbray
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.92 - Manufacture of prepared pet foods

64 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
17 May 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Mars Petcare UK has announced plans to cut 64 jobs from its plant in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. The site which employs around 300 people manufactures well-known brands of cat and dog food. It is understood that the proposed cuts will come from the tinned food production line. The company has said that the reason for the restructure is to keep the factory viable for future business. A statutory period of consultation with affected workers is already reported to be underway and final outcomes on numbers and the timeframe will be known at the completion of the process.


  • 17 May 2017: Leicester Mercury
  • 17 May 2017: Melton Times


Eurofound (2017), Mars Petcare UK, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 91068, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91068.