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Littlewoods owner Shop Direct puts 2,000 jobs at risk

Online retailer Shop Direct will close three warehouses in Greater Manchester, putting nearly 2,000 jobs at risk.
The group, which owns Very.co.uk and Littlewoods.com, said it would close its sites in Shaw, Little Hulton and Chadderton.
It plans to build a new warehouse in the East Midlands employing 500 people, but said redundancies were likely.
Derek Harding, Shop Direct interim chief executive, said it was a "tough day for the business".
"However, these proposals are necessary for our future and to enable us to continue to grow and meet rising customer expectations."
Headquartered in Liverpool, Shop Direct is one of the UK's biggest online retailers and traces its roots to a variety of mail order companies in northern England.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43727118
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