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Jobs Under Threat At Britvic NI

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The drinks company Britvic could shed up to 50 posts in Northern Ireland, it is understood.

Cantrell & Cochrane, has decided not to renew the distribution and logistics contract it has with Britvic Northern Ireland.

Britvic currently employs 156 people in east Belfast and Omagh. A consultation process has begun with staff.

Britvic said in a statement that its distribution contract for C&C products was set to end next month.

It said C&C was seeking “to consolidate its distribution requirements following its recent acquisition of Tennents”.

“Termination of the contract will impact the scale of Britvic Northern Ireland’s operations and is likely to result in job losses across our logistics function,” the statement added.

“Northern Ireland remains an important market for Britvic and we will now undertake a business review to assess how best to service our supply chain requirements there.”

PUP MLA for east Belfast, Dawn Purvis, has voiced her disappointment at the news.

“Regardless of the cause, job losses damage whole communities and we have had too many of late,” she said.

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Wednesday, November 22, 10:04 pm

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