Other countries protect their industries – we just sell ours off.
Another rousing success story for Scottish industry.
- Lachie Mhor
If every time a Scottish company is swallowed up by a foreign multi-national it is a “vote of confidence” in the Scottish economy, what does that tell us when they sell up and ship out?
I don’t think that Vion ever had any intention of saving Hall’s.
- Old Jim
It isn’t only Vion closing processing plants; Greencor Uniq is also in a process or “rationalising” its production facilities with closures across the UK. It clearly is a case of excess production capacity or being uncompetitive. Processed foods are generally less healthy than fresh foods so market forces will increasingly move against this source of ready meals and desserts.
This is not a government problem but a company governance problem. I have no doubt Vion’s directors will still be working out their double-digit bonuses.
If Scotland was a compet- itive place to do business then plenty of companies would come here. That will never happen under Alex Salmond. This is terrible news and I sympathise with anyone who is likely to lose their jobs. I hope they get something sorted out.
- Pilton Hilton
At least if all Vion’s plants are up for sale or closure there isn’t a Scottish angle any more and this becomes a national issue. Unhappy staff can cause disruption.
- Russell Mitchell