700 jobs at risk as M&S plans to shutter 2 distribution centres

7415
Marks & Spencer M&S warehouse closures
The move comes after the struggling retailer said it is revamping its warehouse network to cut costs
// M&S to close 2 distribution centres in Nottinghamshire and Sheffield next year
// Around 700 jobs will be put at risk

Marks & Spencer is due to close two of its clothing distribution centres, putting almost 700 jobs at risk.

The move comes after the struggling retailer said it is revamping its warehouse network to cut costs and improve stock availability.

On Thursday, M&S revealed that the centres in Long Eaton in Derbyshire and Thorncliffe in Sheffield would close next year.


READ MORE: 


Long Eaton is run by the logistics firm DHL, while Thorncliffe is managed by rival operator XPO – both employ 662 colleagues.

“Usdaw will now enter into meaningful consultations, where we will interrogate the business case and secure the best possible outcome for all affected,” union Usdaw area organiser Ed Leach said.

Last year, M&S was booted out of the FTSE 100 after its clothing arm failed to drive sales.

Moreover, it told investors its logistics network was holding it back because it was “complex and high cost” and too slow at replenishing stores.

Click here to sign up to Retail Gazette‘s free daily email newsletter

1 COMMENT

  1. You really should go back, m + s was best when quality clothes for work and going out. You can’t please everyone, trying to appeal to teenagers with Jean’s won’t work, surely this company has learnt this lesson by now

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here