Makro Cash & Carry has made 150 redundancies as part of a restructure to ensure it is "fit for purpose".

The job losses follow a 90-day consultation at the wholesaler. The consultations, which started in February, involved department managers and supervisors at Makro's 30 depots. The majority of redundancies had been agreed on a voluntary basis, the wholesaler said.

"A number of staff have been given opportunities to re-train and develop their career in other parts of the business, including key sales roles in stores, such as fishmongers, butchers and sommeliers, together with the expanding foodservice delivery teams," a spokeswoman added.

Makro posted a pre-tax loss of £26.7m in the year to December 2008 on turnover down 2.6% to £899m, but it is pushing ahead with initiatives to recover, including a delivery service and a buying alliance with P&H called PalMak.