Distell, owner of brands such as Klipdrift, Savanna, 4th Street and Bain’s, could retrench about 100 employees as part of the restructuring of its supply chain network, it said on Monday. The changes, which entails closure of some of the company’s operations, as well as increased capacity at other sites, is meant to improve efficiency and unlock growth potential for the listed producer and marketer of wines, spirits, ciders and other ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages. The company has over 4,000 employees. “We have identified our supply chain as a key enabler of Distell’s growth ambitions, particularly in the current business environment. In our quest to build a customer centric, sustainable and effective supply chain, we continue to explore opportunities to increase capacity utilisation, drive efficiency and extract cost benefits from our supply chain,” Distell supply chain director Johan van Zyl said. Distell announced plans to scale down manufacturing activities at its Green Park...

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