Coca-Cola Enterprises Belgium (CCEB) is to restructure its logistics operations in the country, closing three distribution centres and expanding remaining sites. The company said the plans could cause the loss of around 50 jobs.

The company, which has been hit by rising cost and falling sales, plans to shut distribution centres in Oostkamp, Evere and Barchon. To compensate, it will expand operations at centres in Ghent, Antwerpen, Hasselt, Gosselies and Chaudfontaine.

Despite the warning of job losses, CCEB said it would attempt to suspend as few full-time contracts as possible.