John Lewis, 8 개의 추가 매장이 잠금 퍼팅 후 재개 장하지 않을 것이라고 발표 1,465 위험에 처한 직업
John Lewis has announced eight stores will not reopen after 폐쇄, putting 1,465 위험에 처한 직업.
The retail gianrt has announced it plans to close shops in Kent, 요크셔, Aberdeen, 체셔, Hampshire and Northamptonshire.
It has confirmed its remaining 34 shops will reopen on April 12, except for 글래스고'에스, which will reopen on April 26 and Edinburgh’s on May 14, subject to Government guidance in England and Scotland.
In January the group recorded its first loss in its 157-year history.
The eight shops identified for closure include four ‘At Home’ shops in Ashford, Basingstoke, Chester and Tunbridge Wells and four department stores in Aberdeen, 피터 버러, Sheffield and York.
John Lewis Partnership said on Wednesday that it will also transfer the operations of its Waitrose distribution centre in Leyland, Lancashire, to XPO Logistics.
그것은 말했다 436 Waitrose staff at the site will be transferred to XPO.
John Lewis has been buoyed by soaring online sales in recent months but these were not sufficient to offset its decline in store sales as it tumbled to a £517 million pre-tax loss for the year to January.
이번달 초, the John Lewis Partnership confirmed it would shut more sites and said its partners would not receive an annual bonus for the first time in 68 연령.
A Johns Lewis spokesman said: ‘We will enter into consultation with the 1,465 affected Partners about our proposals. Should we proceed, we will make every effort to find alternative roles in the Partnership for as many Partners as possible.
‘At the Partnership’s full year results earlier this month, we said that we will reshape our business in response to how our customers increasingly want to shop in-store and online.
‘This follows substantial research to identify and cater for new customer shopping habits in different parts of the country.
‘이의 일부로, we can unfortunately no longer profitably sustain a large John Lewis store in some locations where we do not have enough customers, which is resulting in the proposed closures. The eight shops were financially challenged prior to the pandemic.
‘Given the significant shift to online shopping in recent years – and our belief that this trend will not materially reverse – we do not think the performance of these eight stores can be substantially improved.
‘We expect 60% ...에 70% of John Lewis sales to be made online in the future. 거의 50% of our customers now use a combination of both store and online when making a purchase.’