OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND — After more than 100 years in business, the Clarks Flour Mill in Wantage, Oxfordshire, England, is closing in part due to rising electricity prices, the BBC reported.
The family-run mill will close at the end of the year. The company’s Wessex Mill brand was acquired by Doves Farm Foods Ltd.
Managing director Paul Munsey said a five-fold increase in energy prices and the soaring price of wheat and materials were to blame for the closure. The mill also needs substantial repairs, and the machinery was due for an upgrade.
A mill has stood on the site for more than 900 years, the BBC reported. The mill is currently run by Paul Munsey and his daughter Emily.