Kellogg plans to cut further 223 jobs in Battle Creek
The cereal giant also plans to idle two existing lines at the plant but keep them in place and ready should the need for more production arise, according to spokesperson Kris Charles.
This will end operations in the warehouse and transition to a direct-ship model of distribution instead of having employees’ stock products on retailers’ shelves.
Investing in Rice Krispies Treats
Charles added the cut to almost half of the employees at the Porter Street plant would allow Kellogg’s to simplify operations to increase production of its bran cereals and invest in bumped rice production for Rice Krispies Treats.
She said the changes would better position the plant for success and was part of the company’s 2020 Growth Plan.