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Save and Invest to Win: Sainsbury’s Cuts 1,500 Jobs

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The proposals will make things easier, which will help the store’s Next Level Sainsbury’s plan come true.

As part of the Next Level Sainsbury’s strategy announced earlier this month, Sainsbury’s laid out plans today for how the company will change. Some of these changes are making Sainsbury’s Store Support Center more straightforward to use, making the Contact Center run more smoothly, combining its general merchandise fulfillment network, and improving our bakery offer and supply in some stores.

The plans, which are part of the company’s “Save and Invest to Win” program, will likely cut about 1,500 jobs across the company. The plans are still being discussed with employees. The money saved will be returned to the company to help it carry out Next Level Sainsbury’s plan. This will give customers more of what they love about Sainsbury’s: great value, quality, and service.

Sainsbury‘s wants to make the structure of some teams at its Store Support Center easier. It wants to make changes to teams like Retail, Transformation, HR, Supply Chain, and Logistics to ensure it has the right experts to carry out its new strategy and streamline some of its top leadership structures.

The store has kept looking for ways to work better with outside companies. Today, it told its coworkers in the Widnes call centre that all of its Careline services will now be run through a current partner. The vast majority of employees who will be affected will move to its service partner, a significant employer with many job and career possibilities.

Part of the store’s plan to become First Choice for Food is to become a market leader in freshly cooked goods. Sainsbury’s has already started a programme to move stores to a more efficient way of baking fresh goods in-store and has plans to move even more stores to this model. This will give more customers access to tastier, more unique products that are always of high quality and available all day. Because of this, the supermarket will work with bakers in these shops to do a consulting process. Sainsbury’s has told affected coworkers that it will try to find them new jobs if possible, and it will do the same for any other coworker affected by the changes being suggested today.

Sainsbury’s is talking to its coworkers about plans to change how and where it moves stock in some places so that it can keep consolidating and improving its general merchandise delivery network. The store will need fewer local fulfillment centers because of the changes, which include putting more money into technology and robotics. The very few coworkers affected will be helped by being moved to different jobs within the company when possible. This year, Sainsbury’s wants to open more stores in other parts of the country. This means the company will have more stores nationwide and create more jobs.

Simon Roberts, CEO of Sainsbury’s, said, “Our Next Level Sainsbury’s strategy is about giving customers more of what they come to Sainsbury’s for: great service, great value, and food that can’t be beaten.” As part of our promise to keep this promise, we will use our Save and Invest to Win plan.

Some tough choices need to be made as we move into the next part of our plan. The ideas we’ve been talking to teams about today are essential to making sure we can focus on the things that help our customers, like ensuring we all have good food and setting ourselves up for growth. I know today’s news is upsetting for those affected, and we will do everything we can to help them.

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