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Boohoo Is Reportedly Closing Its Daventry Warehouse, Putting 400 Jobs At Risk

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Boohoo will be closing its warehouse in Daventry as part of an effort to streamline its distribution network, which could potentially impact about 400 jobs.

The fast fashion online retailer launched the distribution center in Northamptonshire in 2021 after acquiring brands from Debenhams and Arcadia Group, including Burton, Dorothy Perkins, and Wallis.

The site, which is located at the former Arcadia warehouse, saw 330 employees from the collapsed fashion group transferred to Boohoo as part of the acquisition.

This announcement comes shortly after the news that Boohoo is also shutting down its distribution center in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, putting 420 roles at risk.

The Wellingborough warehouse was established just last year to support various brands under Boohoo Group.

The closures coincide with the opening of Boohoo’s US distribution center in Pennsylvania and a £150 million investment in its Sheffield warehouse, which is now fully automated.

A spokesperson for Boohoo Group stated, “For the past three years, our Daventry distribution center has been an important part of Boohoo Group’s UK operation. We would like to express our gratitude to all the colleagues for their hard work during this time.”

“As our business and customer needs evolve, the group has made the difficult but necessary decision to close our Daventry operation and redirect investment to other UK sites, in order to better serve our customers around the world,” the spokesperson added.

“We are working closely with all affected colleagues to ensure they are fully supported during this time,” the spokesperson concluded.

Image Source: T. Schneider / Shutterstock

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