Simplot partners up with Woolworths in Bathurst

Simplot partners up with Woolworths in Bathurst

Vegetable processor Simplot has entered negotiations with Woolworths in regards to a partnership, as the Bathurst plant risks closure due to falling profits.

Woolworths Managing Director Tjeerd Jegen says the news has come as a surprise because the company had been trying to get a contract in place for the past 18 months, so that Simplot could supply Woolworths’ home brand frozen vegetable range.

The Simplot plant, which employs around 160 permanent workers and hundreds more on a seasonal basis, has recently found it is not competitive in the face of much lower costing imported product alternatives.

Mr Jegen says the Simplot contract would help the company in achieving its focus on supporting Australian manufacturing.

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