Britvic Ireland Cuts 145 jobs

The job losses continue to rise as drinks group Britvic Ireland announces it is to lose 145 jobs over the next twelve months.

Most of the jobs will be lost in the sales, IT, finance and logistics departments and are to go as part of a cost-cutting plan.

Also included in the cuts will be the closure of depots in Cork, Ballyshannon and Waterford.

Workers are being consulted today on the plan, which is designed to "underpin sustainable business growth and enhance group integration," the Chelmsford, England-based company said in a statement. Details will be announced when the beverage maker releases an update on sales on Jan. 28.

The company's brands include Ballygowan and 7UP.

The company, which will be left with an 800-strong workforce, has blamed the decision on the economic downturn.

Britvic acquired most of its Irish operations when it purchased C&C Group Plc's soft-drink division in 2007.


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