Colman’s to shift mustard manufacturing to East Midlands

Colman’s, the iconic mustard-maker, is set to move its production facilities from Norwich to the East Midlands.

The firm, which has been making mustard in Norwich for 160 years will shift its manufacturing plant to Burton on Trent and Germany, it has been revealed.

The GMB union says that 43 workers will move from Norwich to Burton, but has described the news as “absolutely devastating”.

The Norwich closure plans had first been raised in October when Britvic, which shares the site with Colman’s, said it was leaving Norwich.

The factory is due to close at the end of this year.

Meanwhile, the BBC is reporting that a consortium of mustard and mint growers from Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire is set to enter into a new long-term partnership with Unilever.

David Martin, chief executive of the Grower’s Consortium, told the BBC: “This partnership will allow us to jointly develop a new state-of-the-art facility near Norwich.

“We expect that the facility will create around 25 jobs and will open up new possibilities for the future.”

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