Greene King is looking to shed up to 17 jobs from its warehousing and distribution operation. The job losses will alo include a number of draymen. Justin Adams, managing director of the Greene King Brewing Company, told the East Anglian Daily Times: “We will keep the number of job losses to an absolute minimum, but it may be up to 17 (less than 3% of our Bury based staff). “It looks as though we’ll be able to manage them through voluntary redundancy. “We have a great team of people in our distribution operations and are genuinely sad about the prospect of losing some of them. We will do our utmost to support them in finding work elsewhere. “No-one can have failed to notice that things have been going up in price. Families and businesses are all affected by the rising cost of energy and fuel, and Greene King is no exception. “We’re always looking for ways of doing things more efficiently and in the current economic climate that involves making some tough decisions. “Pub business varies according to days of the week and seasons of the year and our delivery patterns need to better reflect these changing requirements. “Additionally, some pubs are now ordering less and we have to cut our cloth according to our means. We have therefore searched for – and found - a way of managing our warehousing and distribution in a more effective way. It involves fewer people, which means that a number of jobs in this area are at risk.”