Wed. Jan 26th, 2022

John LewisJohn Lewis Partnership streamlining store management structures to minimize expenses by ₤ 300m a yearThe owner of John Lewis and Waitrose is planning to cut 1,000 tasks in shops as part of an effort to cut costs.The John Lewis Partnership (JLP) said it would intend to find new jobs for those losing their shop management functions and would aim to decrease compulsory job cuts by using voluntary redundancy to those affected.The group stated it was simplifying its shop management structures under a strategy to lower costs by ₤ 300m a year by 2022.”The task cuts, first reported in the trade journal Retail Week, come after a difficult few years for the staff-owned group, which uses more than 80,000 people. It has closed 16 John Lewis stores, including major outlets in York, Peterborough, Sheffield and Aberdeen, with the loss of more than 2,500 jobs.JLP announced it was cutting a more 1,500 head office tasks in November last year. John Lewis and other department shops have actually been struck especially hard by altering shopping practices as well as the Covid-19 pandemic, which forced non-food merchants to close their doors for lots of months.The switch to online shopping, increased competition and the heavy expenses consisting of business rates associated with big facilities have actually led to the death of a number of competing department shop chains.Debenhams now trades just online, while Beales has closed all however a handful of shops. Home of Fraser has actually cut back its shop numbers by about a quarter.

John LewisJohn Lewis Partnership streamlining store management structures to minimize costs by ₤ 300m a yearThe owner of John Lewis and Waitrose is preparing to cut 1,000 jobs in stores as part of an effort to cut costs.The John Lewis Partnership (JLP) said it would intend to find brand-new tasks for those losing their shop management functions and would intend to decrease compulsory task cuts by offering voluntary redundancy to those affected.The group said it was simplifying its shop management structures under a plan to lower expenses by ₤ 300m a year by 2022. It has closed 16 John Lewis stores, consisting of major outlets in York, Peterborough, Sheffield and Aberdeen, with the loss of more than 2,500 jobs.JLP announced it was cutting an additional 1,500 head office jobs in November last year. John Lewis and other department shops have been struck especially hard by changing shopping habits as well as the Covid-19 pandemic, which forced non-food retailers to close their doors for many months.The switch to online shopping, increased competition and the heavy costs including company rates associated with big facilities have led to the death of several competing department shop chains.Debenhams now trades just online, while Beales has closed all but a handful of shops.

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