In-store bakers at Greggs bakery shops could face redundancy.
The chain has a store in Maldon High Street, which was previously run by Baker's Oven.
The jobs of about 300 staff who work at the chain's 79 in-store bakeries could be at risk.
However the stores themselves will not close.
Greggs would not comment on whether or not Maldon was one of those to be affected .
Most of its shops are supplied from its regional bakery network.