Sainsbury’s axing Argos depots with 1,400 jobs to go

Sainsbury’s is set to close two Argos depots over the next three years, costing over 1,400 jobs. The Argos warehouse in Basildon, Essex, and a depot in Heywood, Greater Manchester, is set to face the axe by 2026.

The supermarket giant admitted that both Sainsbury’s staff as well as those who work for an outsourced contractor will be affected by the major cuts.

Sainsbury’s chief executive Simon Roberts admitted the decision was “difficult”.

He said: “We understand that this will be an unsettling time for affected colleagues, and we will support them however we can throughout this process.”

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