Retailers in Wolverhampton, Coventry and Swansea could be looking for a new wholesaler as cash and carry giant Makro has earmarked those three depots for closure.

The company said plans were a response to "difficult trading times and a need to reduce costs".

Wolverhampton retailer David Bridge said: "I'm not surprised by the news, as they seemed to be struggling to get good fixed prices for any length of time."