WaverleyTBS, the drinks wholesale business, is considering plans to axe c.50 warehouse jobs as part of a company restructure. The firm plans to move warehousing operations from its site in Felling, Tyne & Wear, to its depo in Haydock, Merseyside, which the company said would “regretfully result in a reduction in a number of roles”. Waverley plans to put its Felling site, which also includes customer sales and other office staff, up for sale and “identify premises that are purpose built within the area”. “This would allow us to improve the operation of our customer sales centre team, whilst accommodating all of our Felling based office teams into one building.” A three-week consultation into redundancies in its warehouse division has now begun. Waverley declined to confirm numbers but M&C Report understands that about 50 jobs are under review. The company said: “Every effort would be made to seek alternative employment for those affected, including outplacement support, re-training and/or redeployment where suitable alternative employment exists.” Waverley added: “It is well documented that the drinks sector continues to face some considerable challenges and our business has to evolve to remain sustainable and competitive. “In the meantime, it is business as usual at WTBS and there is no action required by our customers.” Waverley said it would also be looking for a site to house a distribution transit point.