United Kingdom
East Midlands; Leicestershire; Rutland and Northamptonshire
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Land Transport And Transport Via Pipelines
49.39 - Other passenger land transport n.e.c.

380 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
5 May 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


A supermarket distribution centre has announced it is to close with the loss of hundreds of jobs. Staff at the Wincanton Logistics depot in Wellingborough, Northants, were told in March they may lose their jobs after the Somerfield Group sold Kwik Save. Wincanton - which runs the depot for Somerfield - said the centre will close by October with the loss of 380 jobs. Wincaton, which distributes goods countrywide, said the sell-off means less volume going through their depot. Transport and General Workers Union (T&G) regional industrial organiser Adrian Jones said: 'We are obviously very disappointed by this announcement'.

'We will be continuing discussions with Wincanton management to save as many jobs as we possibly can'.

Wincanton Logistics employs 27,000 people worldwide.


  • 5 May 2006: BBC Website


Eurofound (2006), Wincanton Logistics, Closure in United Kingdom, factsheet number 63450, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63450.