Cumberland Farms to Focus on Core Convenience

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Cumberland Farms to Focus on Core Convenience

01/28/2008
WESTBORO, Mass. -- Cumberland Farms Inc., operator of nearly 1,000 convenience stores headquartered in Canton, Mass., is closing certain functions of its 550,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center located here, and as a result, will eliminate more than 50 jobs, the Telegram & Gazette reported.

Company spokeswoman Christen Graham told CSNews Online Cumberland Farms is closing its bakery, commissary and plastics operations at the facility, in order "to focus on the core mission of convenience store retailing. Baking bread, doughnuts and making fresh sandwiches are not core functions of its convenience operations, so it's outsourcing those functions," Graham said.

The distribution, warehouse and cooler process will remain in operation, she added.

Layoffs are effective today and employees will be given a two-month severance package, the report stated. Graham also told CSNews Online that approximately 150 employees will remain working at the facility.