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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Snyder’s-Lance laying off 125 in Charlotte

Snack maker Snyder’s-Lance plans to lay off as many as 125 workers in Charlotte as it closes one of the three plants on its manufacturing campus.

The subsidiary of Campbell Soup told the North Carolina Department of Commerce that the plant would close no later than Sept 27, and that it expects employs to begin leaving around Aug. 25. Its other two plants, which make salty and bakery items, on the campus are not affected.

However, hourly workers can apply for jobs at the other two plants, so the exact number of workers losing their jobs may be less.

In January, Campbell Soup announced that it would close its snacks offices in Charlotte and Norwalk, Connecticut, and combine them at its headquarters in Camden, New Jersey.

The company said at the time that Charlotte would remain a key manufacturing and distribution center, with approximately 1,400 employees in the Pineville area. Combined with the company’s Maxton manufacturing site, Campbell employs approximately 2,500 people in the state.

Campbell acquired Snyder’s-Lance five years ago in a $5 billion deal. Snyder’s-Lance products include Cape Code and Kettle potato chips, Milano cookies and Goldfish crackers.

Chris Roush
Chris Roush
Chris Roush is executive editor of Business North Carolina. He can be reached at croush@businessnc.com.

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