Schmidt’s Deodorant to close Portland factory, 52 jobs eliminated

One of the city’s rising consumer goods brands has shuttered its Northeast Portland manufacturing facility. Schmidt’s Deodorant Co. will eliminate 52 jobs as part of the closure, which takes effect Oct. 31. The move comes less than a year after the company was sold to Unilever. Jaime Schmidt, the company’s founder, said after the sale she’d hoped to use the deal to get “immediate access to a more stable supply chain, retail opportunity, consumer insights and talent … Of greatest value is theā€¦

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Schmidt’s Deodorant to close Portland factory, 52 jobs eliminated