460 Express jobs to go
EXPRESS Dairies is to axe 460 jobs in a further phase of rationalisation, after its purchase of Glanbia UKs liquid milk operations last June.
The firm will close the Perry Barr dairy and its Soho Street depot in Birmingham together with associated regional administrative offices. It also plans to discontinue its distribution operations in Salisbury, but 90 new jobs will be created at other Express sites.
A spokeswoman said closures would not affect its milk suppliers and all contracts would be maintained at present. *