Premier Foods is planning hundreds of job cuts at its British Bakeries operation. The company has entered consultation with employees over a proposal to close its bakery in Bradford and a bread distribution depot in Telford, with the loss of up to 430 jobs. Distribution operations located at the Bradford bakery will not be affected. Premier Foods inherited the Bradford factory, which produces Hovis, Nimble and Mothers Pride bread, when it bought RHM for £1.2bn in March. Last month Premier Foods said it was undergoing a massive restructuring programme resulting in the loss of about 600 jobs. The latest cuts come on top of this. "The move reflects an overall fall in bread consumption, changing consumer habits and the increased self sufficiency of British Bakeries' operations in the south of England, resulting in a reduced requirement to transfer bread and morning goods down the country," said a spokesman.