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Over 1,000 John Lewis staff jobs to be cut

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 9, 2020
John Lewis has said it will not reopen eight of its UK shops in order to safeguard its future.
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The world-renowned fashion, beauty and homeware retailer has earmarked two full-sized department stores at Birmingham’s Bullring and Watford’s intu shopping centres for closure.

John Lewis At Home shops in Croydon, Newbury, Swindon and Tamworth will also close permanently, alongside two of the retailer’s smaller stores at Heathrow airport and St Pancras train station in London.

The announcement is expected to affect around 1,300 jobs, but John Lewis has said it will attempt to find new roles within the company where possible.

“Closing a shop is always incredibly difficult and announcement will come as very sad news to customers and Partners,” said John Lewis’ Chair Sharon White.


 

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