Supply Chain

H&M to shutter Stoke-on-Trent warehouse placing 500 jobs at risk

H&M is reportedly set to close its warehouse in Stoke-on-Trent with plans to relocate its distribution to a new site.

According to the BBC, the move may place around 500 jobs at risk after XPO Logistics, which runs the Stoke warehouse confirmed the clothing retailer plans to open a new warehouse in Milton Keynes later this year.

It added that employees at the warehouse are to be offered the opportunity to relocate to the new site. It also said it is attempting to find a new retailer to replace H&M at the distribution centre.

XPO and H&M said in a joint statement to the BBC: “About 129 XPO colleagues and around 400 agency warehouse colleagues are affected.

“H&M and XPO continue to work closely to find and discuss suitable solutions for those currently employed by XPO and working on the H&M account, and affected XPO employees have been offered the option to transfer to the new H&M site at Milton Keynes.”

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