Ocado confirms 400 jobs at risk after distribution centre fire

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Ocado has said up to 400 jobs are at risk at its Andover distribution centre, after admitting that it would take up to two years to rebuild the site after it was destroyed by fire in February.

The online grocer said it was in the process of consulting with around 400 staff employed at the Andover site about possible redundancies, having struggled to find suitable temporary warehouse space in the area.

A spokesman said: “In light of the fact that the rebuild of the Andover [customer fulfilment centre] will take at least two years to complete, it is with immense regret that we have commenced a formal consultation process.”

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