Monday, 22 February 2010

Burberry To Cut Jobs And Close Business In Spain – 22/2/10

Burberry are not having a good run at the moment. Last week, they were robbed (see Friday’s MO Down). And this week, they’ve announced plans to close their Spanish design facility and cut 300 jobs in Barcelona.

These proposed changes are another example of the brand moving to manage the business directly and discontinue their licensing deals. Last year, they closed their Spanish line, Thomas Burberry (click here for our January 2009 article on this) due to the Spanish recession.

Read more about this development at The Telegraph.

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