USA: Diageo to shut down packaging facility in Maryland
UK-based wine and spirits firm Diageo has announced plans to shut down bottling operations at its Relay facility in Maryland, USA, according to reports in the US media.
A company spokesperson is reported as saying that the facility was “significantly underutilized” and that the move would help “optimize the company’s supply footprint”.
"Following a comprehensive analysis of business and market factors, we have decided to cease bottling operations there in order to help optimize our supply footprint," read a statement from the company."Our goal is to ensure that our manufacturing network is operating efficiently and that we create the foundation for long term sustainable growth for Diageo."
The bottling operations are reportedly expected to cease by the end of July, although it is said that the site's existing warehousing and processing operation will continue for the time being.
Source: Baltimore Sun / Shanken News Daily