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Focus to axe 750 jobs

DIY and gardening retailer Focus has said 750 jobs are "at risk" after a review of costs across its network.

The firm is also planning to close its distribution centre in Severnside, Bristol.

In a statement it said it needed to reduce its overheads to remain competitive and ensure the future of the business.

The statement said: "In a direct response to our need to reduce costs and deliver greater efficiencies we have made the difficult decision to close our distribution centre in Severnside, Bristol.

"Focus DIY confirms that, circa 750 employees are at risk across its support centres, stores and distribution centres."

Source : Sky News

06 October 2008
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