Sweeping Layoffs at Cape Cod Potato Chips

HYANNIS –Workers at the Cape Cod Potato Chip Company in Hyannis were notified of layoffs Wednesday as the Campbell Soup Company consolidates facilities for the company, which became part of the Campbell last year.

Cape Cod Potato Chips was part of the Snyder’s Lance group which Campbell purchased for 4.87 billion last December.

Campbell said in an effort to streamline operations, it would remove old equipment from the Hyannis plant and reduce the workforce there by 21 workers from a total of 80.

With the removal of 12 older kettle fryers, production lines were reduced from three to one.

Instead of being laid off, some workers were offered different positions with the company, some those would have been demotions.

The company said the move was necessary as it ramps up production and demand increases in other areas of the country.

Cape Cod Potato Chip Company was founded in Hyannis in 1980 and was acquired by Lance 1999, which then merged with Snyder’s of Hanover in 2010 before the whole package was bought by Campell Soup in December of 2017.

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