Cereal and cookie maker Kellogg Sales Co. has confirmed that it will close down thirty-nine distribution centers across the country, leaving hundreds of employees out of work.
Kellogg cites the transition from the “direct to store” distribution model to the “warehouse” model as the reason for shutting down the distribution centers.
A spokesman for Kellogg noted, “While this is the right move for the company to achieve our long-term objectives, it was a difficult decision because of its impact on employees.”
One employee reported that there was no warning before the announcement was made on February 8.
Thought the time frame for closure varies by location, all of the distribution centers are slated to be closed by the final quarter of 2017.
— Patricia Resende (@nbc10_patricia) February 17, 2017
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