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Hundreds lose jobs as depot shuts

Hundreds of workers at a firm in Gloucestershire have lost their jobs.

Wincanton Logistics says 368 people have been made redundant at its Brockworth site.

The company, whose business includes delivering frozen foods to supermarkets across the UK, said the depot was too small and unfit for purpose.

Eighty-two workers have relocated within the group. The company said it was looking at a number of options for the future of the site.

'Sad day'

Alan Gardener who has worked at the depot for 10 years, chose to relocate to Wincanton's site at Whitminster.

"It's really a very sad day for the company - there were lots of good people who worked there."

David Owen, from economic partnership Gloucestershire First said it was a tough time for the logistics sector.

"We are all spending less money because of the state of the economy - this means there is less need to move goods around the country."



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