Nomad Foods to close plant in Bosnia and Herzegovina

By: Trademagazin editor Date: 2023. 10. 13. 09:06

The factory in Čitluk will close by December with the loss of 52 jobs.

Nomad Foods, the European frozen foods supplier, plans to close a plant in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The site in Čitluk is due to shut down from 1 December, a spokesperson for the Iglo and Aunt Bessie’s frozen food brand owner informed Just Food in a statement, adding the closure will result in the loss of 52 jobs.

UK-headquartered Nomad Foods acquired the plant in 2021 when it entered the ice-cream category for the first time with the purchase of the frozen-food assets of Croatia’s Fortenova Group, including the Ledo, Ledo Čitluk and Frikom product lines.

The spokesperson further confirmed the site produces frozen fish, fruit and vegetable products under the Ledo brand, adding that all other SKU’s on the Bosnia and Herzegovina market are supplied from Ledo in Croatia and Frikom in Serbia.

Fortenova emerged in 2019 as the successor to Agrokor, which was the largest consumer-goods business in the Balkans before it was put into state administration in 2017.

Nomad Foods’ spokesperson said the company’s “priority is to support all colleagues that are directly impacted by this decision”, which was made after “careful consideration” over the future of the Čitluk factory.

Just Food

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