Baby products firm Mamas & Papas has confirmed the sale of its warehouse does not mean more trouble is afoot. The Huddersfield firm hit the headlines in late 2019 when it revealed financial woes and a decision to close some of its retail outlets across Britain. A restructuring plan by the firm, which has its headquarters and factory at Colne Bridge, saw 73 staff made redundant.
It has now been revealed that the large warehouse it used off Colne Bridge Road, which also houses its factory outlet, is up for sale. A spokesperson confirmed the company did not own the warehouse and had moved all of its operations to its other warehouse on the other side of the road. To get the latest email updates from Examiner Live click here
No jobs have been affected and a factory outlet open to the public will run from the new site. The spokesperson said: "Our team has been working tirelessly to transform our business after a challenging year in 2019. . "As part of our programme of transformation, which has been to build a stronger, leaner and more resilient business, Mamas & Papas has consolidated its logistics into one warehouse at its Huddersfield base - rather than two.
"Colleagues were informed of the plan back in March last year and it has no impact on jobs.
"As well as consolidating logistics, the popular factory store has also moved location - across the road into M&P's head office. It will reopen once non-essential retail is given the green light to do so from the government." They added: "As the UK's nursery brand of choice, we're committed to developing our offering to support all expectant, new and experienced parents through their parenting journey.
That's about carefully expanding our store portfolio with strategic concessions and select sites, investing in new product development, supporting our thriving online business, as well investing in our new virtual services, including personal shopping."