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John Lewis to consolidate operations of Edinburgh DC to Glasgow instead

John Lewis is to shut its distribution centre in Leith in Edinburgh next month, instead consolidating distribution at its delivery hub in Glasgow.

The closure follows a consultation period that began at the beginning of this year when the site’s future was cast into doubt. A spokeswoman for John Lewis said that the Leith site was no longer suitable to support the company’s growing business and that the company would therefore consolidate in the more up-to-date facilities available in Glasgow.

“Our site in Leith is no longer suitable to support our growing business, and by consolidating work in our more modern facility in Lister Street it will enable us to run a more productive model,” she said.

The Edinburgh closure sees the loss of 78 jobs though John Lewis said that 40 new roles would be created at the Glasgow site as a result of the shift of operations.