Kellogg's owner Kellanova has announced it is proposing to close down it's factory in Trafford Park, putting 360 jobs in jeopardy.

The cereal and snacks manufacturer opened the factory back in May 1938, however they are now proposing to close the site in 2026 due to it being outdated.

The factory has employed multiple generations of the same families and is responsible for the production of items such as Cornflakes, Crunchy Nut, Coco Pops and Rice Krispies.

The Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw), which represents production workers at the plant, has said it will now enter into consultation talks over the proposed closure.

Mick Murray,  Usdaw Area Organiser, said: “This is devastating news for the staff to hear that the Kellogg’s manufacturing site in Manchester’s Trafford Park is being considered for closure. This iconic site opened in 1938 and was the first manufacturing base for Kellogg’s in Britain.

“Usdaw will now enter into meaningful consultation talks with the company, where we will interrogate their business case and seek the best possible outcome for staff impacted by the proposed closure. We are providing our members with the support, advice and representation at this difficult time.”

Andrew Western, MP for Stretford and Urmston, said:  “This would be a devastating loss to the people of Stretford and Urmston.

"Kellogg’s has a long and proud history in the constituency and the site in Trafford Park has been an iconic part of our community for decades - with generations of local families working there. 

"My first thoughts are with the staff that are affected by these deeply worrying proposals and I will reach out to the trade unions that represent them to offer any support that I can.

"There is now going to be a consultation process and I will remain in conversation with Kellogg’s in the sincere hope that they will reconsider closing this site.”

Trafford Council leader Tom Ross said: “Kellogg’s has been part of the fabric of Trafford for decades and a key council partner, so this announcement is extremely disappointing and a real blow for everyone connected to the business and the local economy.”

“We will continue the dialogue with Kellogg’s on their plans for the Trafford Park factory and will work closely with the senior management, their staff and other key partners to provide whatever help we can in the coming months.”

The Kellogg's brand is now part of the Kellanova company following a restructure of the food manufacturer last year.