Casualwear brand Fruit of the Loom plans to close its UK-based head office and distribution centre by end 2018 and relocate operations to Europe and North Africa. This move, on part of the US-based company, will optimise its supply chain and enable it to streamline operations in a highly competitive marketplace.
A Berkshire Hathaway company, Fruit of the Loom designs, manufactures and markets family apparel, intimates, and athletic apparel and equipment. With a heritage of more than 150 years, its diverse portfolio of more than 20 iconic brands includes Fruit of the Loom, Russell Athletic, Spalding, JERZEES and Vanity Fair.
Headquartered in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Fruit of the Loom, Inc’s subsidiaries employ nearly 30,000 people in 26 countries. It also supports approximately 250,000 additional jobs through sourcing and licensing relationships in 37 countries.