Irn Bru maker to cut 195 jobs and close several sites

Irn Bru maker AG Barr is planning to cut 195 jobs and shut down several facilities as part of a reorganisation of its soft drinks sales and distribution operations.
The company, based in Cumbernauld in Scotland, said the changes would affect Barr Direct and the Barr Soft Drinks division.
“The current direct to store delivery model, supported by telesales, would move to an enlarged and enhanced field sales operation with brands directly supplied through existing wholesale channels,” the company said in a stock exchange update. Up to 160 employees could be affected, but the company expects to create additional field sales roles.
The proposed changes, which …