Sainsbury’s cuts 1,400 warehouse jobs in £90m automation of logistics network

Sainsbury's store Leicester

Sainsbury’s will close two of its general merchandise depots affecting 1,400 jobs as it rolls out a £90m investment in automation to modernise its general merchandise logistics network.

The retailer said it would be consolidating five of its existing Sainsbury’s and Argos depots into three, closing two warehouses in Basildon and Heywood by 2026, and spending £90m on further automating an existing warehouse in Daventry.

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