Tesco looks to shut warehouse

Tesco has started consulting with staff at one of its DIRFT warehouses over its potential closure.

The 200 staff at the Tesco Direct warehouse in Danes Way were informed on Tuesday.

A Tesco spokesperson said: “Following a review of our online distribution network, Tesco has announced plans to re-open its Fenny Lock distribution centre in Milton Keynes creating 300 jobs. The move will enable us to deliver better service for customers as our online business grows. Part of the business currently operated from our Daventry site will move to Fenny Lock, and we are working with USDAW to support affected colleagues through this difficult time. We hope to offer them all alternative roles within the clothing and grocery distribution centres at Daventry or at Fenny Lock.”