Is this the end for Pink Panther wafers? Biscuit firm feels the bite of brexit

A pile of biscuits. Photo: Simon Finlay

A pile of biscuits. Photo: Simon Finlay - Credit: Archant © 2006

The company behind popular Pink Panther wafers has gone into administration, and it appears brexit may be to blame for their troubles.

Rivington Biscuits, which also makes Count Down breakfast biscuits as well as chocolate, vanilla and strawberry milkshake flavoured wafers, has taken a financial hit due to the fall in value of sterling in the wake of the EU referendum.

As a result the Wigan-based biscuit makers, who are owned by Dutch company Van Delft, have cut almost 100 jobs.

It is understood that only 24 employees from the once 123-strong workforce will be kept on to assist with orders into the New Year.

FRP Advisory, who are also handling the liquidation of high street chain BHS, will be overseeing the company's administration process.

In a statement, FRP said: 'A sustained deterioration in trading conditions and significant additional pricing costs since the summer following the sharp fall in the value of the pound, left the business facing unsustainable cash-flow pressure.'

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