FILE PHOTO: The Nestle logo is seen during the opening of the 151st Annual General Meeting of Nestle in Lausanne, Switzerland April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy/File Photo
ARLINGTON, Va. (Reuters) – Nestle, the world’s largest packaged food company, said it plans to abandon direct-store delivery of frozen pizza and ice cream in the United States, a move that will cut 4,000 jobs.
Instead of delivering frozen pizzas and ice cream directly to stores, Nestle said, it will switch to the network of warehouses it already uses for frozen meals and snacks.
Nestle said the new model would make operations more efficient and profitable, but it would have to shut eight company-owned frozen distribution centers and its frozen inventory transfer points.
Nestle said its plans would mean