XPO Logistics to close ‘House of Fraser’ depot in Milton Keynes
FSDF member XPO Logistics depot in Milton Keynes, which is dedicated to handling goods for retailer House of Fraser, is to close this autumn with the loss of more than 300 jobs.
The US-based logistics group is reportedly owed more than £30 million by the embattled retailer, whose new owner Sports Direct has indicated that it would not pay debts incurred prior to the takeover. In response, XPO has stopped accepting goods and processing deliveries for House of Fraser.
The fate of another XPO depot dedicated to the department store chain, in Wellingborough, which also employs around 300 staff, remains unclear.