The chocolate factory in Hobart’s northern suburbs will close after more than five years after being forced to shut by government regulations, which saw it unable to meet demand for its products.
The company has also lost about $2.3 million on the business.
The factory’s former owner, New York-based M&M’s Chocolate, is still making its products in Tasmania, but will cease operations in Hobarts, the Hobart Mercury reports.
The closure of the Tasmanian chocolate factory, which had a turnover of about $100 million a year, will force the closure of some of the country’s most popular chocolate bars and products, including the Hobarts Mint.
The Tasmanian Government has said the shutdown will affect the region’s local economy and that it will look to help the affected businesses and workers.
The shutdown will be temporary until the new owner of the Hobarton chocolate factory can be found.
Hobart-based chocolate maker M&Ms Chocolate was founded in 2003 by David and Carol McCrone and they have been producing chocolate bars, mugs, and mugs since 1995.
The first Hobart M&m’s opened in the town in the 1990s.
The family-run business has been run for more than a decade, but was forced to close in April 2017 because the government mandated the closure for a range of reasons including an investigation into the quality of the products, according to The Tasmanians Herald.
It is now the only chocolate factory left in Tasmania.
Hobarts chocolate factory will close soon after being shut down by government regulation, it has been revealed.
Source: ABC News | Duration: 1min 38secTopics:food-and-cooking,industry,food-safety,government-and,hobart-7000,thames-7001