AM I NEXT? NO LOVE AT J.M. SMUCKER PET FOOD DIVISION

 Am I Next? 200 employees laid off by J.M. Smucker Pet Foods Division in office consolidation.

J.M.Smucker Company, the 120- year-old iconic jam-maker, announced that it will be consolidating its pet food operations in Smucker’s Orrville, Ohio headquarters.

The restructuring will result in 100+ layoffs and the closure of an office in San Francisco, California and an office in Burbank (Natural Balance Pet Foods) that was acquired from San Francisco-based Big Heart Pet Brands as part of a $5.8 billion deal.

Two Pennsylvania offices acquired from Meadville, Pennsylvania-based Ainsworth Pet Nutrition ($1.7 billion) will result in another 131 employees losing their jobs; 77 in Meadville, Pennsylvania and 54 in Sewickley, Pennsylvania.

The company acquired Big Heart Pet Brands (Milk-Bone, Meow Mix, Kibbles ‘n Bits, etc.) and Ainsworth Pet Nutrition (Rachael Ray Nutrish). For those who know Smuckers primarily for their jams, they also own such iconic brands as Folgers, Dunkin' Donuts, Café Bustelo coffees; Jif peanut butter; Crisco, Pillsbury, and Hungry Jack foods. 

Are you wondering, Am I Next?