M&S set to close two distribution centres, 700 jobs at risk

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Marks & Spencer is closing two distribution centres in the Midlands, putting nearly 700 jobs on the line.

In a bid to save money and improve clothing stock availability, the department store chain is revamping its warehouse network.

Warehouses in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, and Thorncliffe, Sheffield, will close next year. The former is run by logistics firm DHL and the latter is managed by XPO. They employ 662 staff combined.

An M&S spokesperson said: “We’re in the early stages of changing our supply chain to address flow of product and availability for our customers.”

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