Woodstock, Connecticut-based personal care products company Crabtree & Evelyn will be permanently closing its manufacturing and distribution operations in Woodstock, Connecticut. The company best known for their upscale line of fragrant bath soaps and body lotions will be laying off 111 employees. According to a statement by a company spokesperson, “Despite extensive investment in our people and facilities, it has become impossible to meet the demands of these changes while remaining competitive on a global scale. In order to meet the needs of our consumers and customers, Crabtree & Evelyn must now access and leverage the capabilities of third-party suppliers.” The company plans to maintain an office in Woodstock, but will be outsourcing its manufacturing and distribution operations to third-party vendors.
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