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Meal delivery company Fresh N Lean to lay off 353 Anaheim workers – Orange County Register

Nutrition Corp. Inc., a health-conscious meal delivery service that operates as Fresh N Lean, is laying off 353 workers at its Anaheim plant, according to a notice sent to state employment officials.

The company said the job cuts were due to changes in shipping and its decision to move some of its operations to 333 N. Euclid Way out of state to better serve customers living in other parts of the country. The company did not reveal where the new facilities will be.

Andrew De Boer, director of human resources for Nutrition Corp., declined to provide further details such as the number of employees working overall in Anaheim or how many might stay.

“When we have something more to post, we’ll let you know,” he said on Monday, October 17.

In his Sept. 26 letter to the state Department of Employment Development, De Boer said Nutrition Corp. had been given 60 days notice – as much “as possible”.

The layoffs will begin Nov. 27, the company said, and are expected to be permanent, although the Anaheim facility will not be fully closed. De Boer added that some employees may be eligible for rehiring in the future.

Nutrition Corp. may consider seniority as a factor in determining which employees to lay off and when to lay off each employee, as well as which employees, if any, become eligible for rehire, De Boer said in the notice to the business at EDD. .

Affected workers are responsible for manufacturing, packaging and shipping various Nutrition Corp products.

Fresh N Lean’s pre-prepared meal delivery service includes vegan, keto and paleo options. Each the meal arrives fully cooked and can be reheated in less than three minutes.

Meal costs vary by plan, according to a September review in LiveScience.com. For example, five days of three vegan meals a day costs $134.85, or $8.99 per meal. The same number of meals on the Protein+ plan costs $162.35, or $10.82 per meal.

Nutrition Corp. is not the only meal delivery service to reduce its operations.

As consumers who relied heavily on home-delivered food during the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic are once again venturing into restaurants, demand for home-delivered food has declined.

HelloFresh, which provides meal kits that can be quickly prepared and cooked by the consumer of the food, will close its Richmond factory, effective December 11 this year.

The factory was also the scene of a failed organizing effort in December 2021 and a coronavirus outbreak in the summer of 2020 that sickened 171 workers who said social distancing was difficult due to the cramped conditions. From the factory.

Blue Apron saw its shares tumble 47% after the meal kit company reached an agreement with Canaccord Genuity to sell up to $15 million in stock and reported third-quarter earnings that missed estimates of Wall Street.

Last week, Blue Apron announced the resignation of chief financial officer Randy Greben, and said Monday it expects third-quarter net revenue of between $109 million and $112 million, below average analyst estimate of $130 million, according to Bloomberg consensus estimates.