The decision to close the Daventry warehouse is part of Boohoo’s initiative to rationalize its distribution network, potentially impacting approximately 400 positions.
After acquiring brands from Debenhams and Arcadia Group, including Burton, Dorothy Perkins, and Wallis, the fast fashion online retailer launched the distribution center in Northamptonshire back in 2021.
330 employees from the collapsed fashion group were transferred to Boohoo when it took over the site, which is situated at the former Arcadia warehouse.
This move follows the recent announcement of Boohoo’s plan to also cease operations at its distribution center in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, jeopardizing 420 roles.
Established just last year, the Wellingborough warehouse was intended to support various brands under Boohoo Group.
Simultaneous with the closures, Boohoo has opened a US distribution center in Pennsylvania and invested £150 million in its Sheffield warehouse, which is now fully automated.
A spokesperson for Boohoo Group acknowledged the significance of the Daventry distribution center, expressing gratitude to all colleagues for their dedicated work over the past three years.
While acknowledging the difficult nature of the decision, the spokesperson emphasized the necessity to redirect investment to other UK sites in order to better cater to evolving customer needs worldwide.
The spokesperson assured that they are diligently supporting all affected colleagues during this transitional period.
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