CEREAL giant, Kellogg, has agreed a multimillion-pound warehousing deal, which will create 70 jobs.

The company will lease a giant 525,000 sq. ft warehouse in Haydock, to help in the delivery of its food brands, such as Corn Flakes, Coco Pops and Pringles across Britain and for export to the European Union and Middle East.

The 91-acre site, formerly Florida Farm, is located off the East Lancs near junction 23 of the M6, next to an existing Amazon warehouse and was developed by Bericote in conjunction with Hillwood. 

The Haydock site will be Kellogg’s largest warehouse in the UK. It will move into the warehouse from the April 1.

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Inside the warehouse

The company says the site will complement its existing British operations, including factories in Manchester and Wrexham and a UK head office in Salford’s MediaCity.

In a statement the company said it is anticipated the move will create 70 new jobs in the St Helens’ area, in addition to the 1,500 people already employed by Kellogg in the North West and North Wales.

Head of Kellogg in the UK, Chris Silcock, said: “We’ve been proud to call the North West of England home since 1938 and, with all our British operations stretching from Manchester into North Wales, this move shows our renewed commitment to the region. 

“It’s great to be able to open a base in St Helens’ and expand into the Liverpool City-Region in support of our broader business’s growth ambition.”

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Kellogg has been in the UK since 1922 and has called the North West home since 1938 when it opened its first British factory in Manchester.