Online retailer Shop Direct, which owns Very.co.uk and Littlewoods.com will close its distribution centres in Shaw, Little Hulton and Raven in Greater Manchester.

It does, however, plan to build a new warehouse in the East Midlands employing 500 people, but said redundancies were likely putting nearly 2,000 jobs at risk.

The new site will be fully-automated, which Shop Direct said would allow it to process more orders and reduce the time it takes to get products to customers.

According to Shop Direct, its sales climbed 5.6% last year to £1.93bn.

 

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