United Kingdom
Scotland; South Western Scotland; East Ayrshire and North Ayrshire Mainland
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.89 - Manufacture of other food products n.e.c.

180 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
14 December 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Adelie Foods has announced plans to close its factory in Kilmarnock, which will result in the loss of 180 jobs. The company produces sandwiches, salads and other snacks, and has invested heavily in its manufacturing sites over the last two years. The company believes that it will be able to meet its orders using its two sites in Greater London, in Wembley and Southall. There may be a possibility that some workers will be moved from Kilmarnock to other parts of the group. Consultation with affected staff is due to begin imminently, though there is no report of when the factory is expected to close.

In July 2017, Adelie Foods announced the closure of its 180-employee Middlesbrough factory in the north east of England.



Eurofound (2018), Adelie Foods, Closure in United Kingdom, factsheet number 96265, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/96265.