Britain's biggest tobacco supplier Palmer & Harvey has gone into administration, leaving 2,500 people out of work.
127 staff have been made redundant at the company's Brandon branch in Suffolk. Twenty one staff will remain at the depot on Wimbledon Avenue to help the administrators in winding the business up.
The wholesaler, which employed around 3,400 staff in total, has struggled with debts and efforts to restructure the business were unsuccessful.
The company has around 90,000 customers ranging from small local corner stores to the UK’s largest supermarkets and it runs a delivery network of 14 regional distribution centres.