Maker of bath and body products to lay off more than 100
WOODSTOCK — Crabtree & Evelyn, the maker of bath and body lotions, soaps and other personal products is shutting its manufacturing and distribution operations in Connecticut, putting more than 100 people out of work.
The company said it will keep offices in Woodstock, but will shift its other work to third-party suppliers.
The company in a statement says while it has produced and distributed more than 90 percent of its products in Woodstock for more than 30 years, it has been pressured by corporate acquisitions, changing consumer demand, shifts of business out of North America, the popularity of e-commerce and the movement to third-party supply chains.
Manufacturing will end Jan. 14 and the distribution center will close April 1.
Crabtree & Evelyn will support unemployed workers with severance and transition packages.