McVitie’s Ginger Nuts back on sale four months after Carlisle Factory Flooding
6 April 2016: United Biscuits (UB), a leading international manufacturer of biscuits, cakes and snacks, has today announced that McVitie’s Ginger Nuts are back on sale, almost exactly four months after the site was affected by the floods in Northern England last year.
Household favourites including McVitie’s Ginger Nuts, Custard Creams and Bourbons, along with a number of other products under the McVitie’s, Jacob’s, Carr’s and Crawford’s brands, will be returning to supermarket shelves across the UK. Production at the factory was halted on 5th December due to substantial flood damage to the electrical equipment and ovens caused by Storm Desmond in northern England.
After being submerged in 39.2 million litres of water, 540 tonnes of debris was cleared from the factory to allow for normal production to commence.
Mark Taylor, Manufacturing Director at United Biscuits said:
“It’s four months almost to the day since the flooding and we’re delighted that loyal consumers and fans of our products will be able to enjoy their favourite biscuits again, including our famous McVitie’s Ginger Nuts. We know how popular our brands are and how disappointing it has been waiting their return; we appreciate everyone’s patience in bearing with us.
“Over the past four months we’ve come together to get the factory back up and running as quickly as possible. Full production has now resumed, we couldn’t be happier or more thankful to everyone that has helped and supported us in getting the factory back up and running!”
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About United Biscuits
United Biscuits (UB) is a leading international biscuit manufacturer whose baking heritage goes back generations, with many recipes passed down since the 1800s. UB bakes some of the best loved sweet and savoury biscuits and cakes that are household names in their respective markets; supported by a strong culture of innovation to continually develop snack brands. Among UB’s popular brand names are McVitie’s, Penguin, go ahead!, McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes, Jacob’s, Jacob’s Cream Crackers, Twiglets, Mini Cheddars and Carr’s in the UK, BN, Delacre, Verkade and Sultana in Continental Europe and Haansbro in Nigeria.
As the leading manufacturer and marketer of biscuits in the UK and second largest in the Netherlands, France, Belgium and Ireland, the company owns and operates 16 manufacturing facilities, of which seven are in the UK and has a strong footprint for growth, with products sold in over 130 countries.
UB is owned by Yildiz Holding – Owner of the master brands Ülker, McVitie’s and Godiva, Yildiz is a global, snacking focused food company with over 320 brands in 49 different categories. With 77 factories in 14 countries, the company exports to 100+ countries and operates in a geography housing around 4 billion people. Yildiz is the world’s 3rd largest biscuits company and employs 50,000 people around the world. https://english.yildizholding.com.tr/