Almost 125,000 UK Retail Jobs Lost So Far This Year, Study Estimates | Business


Pizza Express – 1,100 jobs
September 7: The restaurant chain confirms the closure of 73 restaurants as part of a bailout restructuring deal.Costa Coffee – 1,650 jobs
September 3: The company, bought by Coca-Cola two years ago, cuts up to 1,650 jobs in its cafes, or more than one in 10 of its workforce. The role of Assistant Store Manager will apply to all stores.

Pret a Manger – 2,890 jobs
August 27: The majority of the cuts are focused on employees in the sandwich chain workshops, but 90 positions will be lost in its support center teams. The cuts include the 1,000 job cuts announced on July 6.

Marks & Spencer – 7000 emplois
August 18: Food, clothing and housewares retailer cuts jobs in central support center, regional branch and stores.

M & Co – 400 jobs
August 5: M & Co, the Renfrewshire-based clothing retailer, formerly Mackays, will close 47 of 215 stores.

WH Smith – 1500 emplois
August 5: The chain, which sells products ranging from sandwiches to stationery, will cut jobs mainly at UK train stations and airports.

Dixons Carphone – 800 jobs
August 4: Electronics retailer Dixons Carphone cuts 800 executives from its stores as it continues to cut costs.

DW Sports – 1,700 jobs threatened
August 3: DW Sports enters administration, immediately shutting down its retail website and risking the closure of its 150 gyms and stores.

Marks & Spencer – 950 emplois
July 20: The Main Street Pillar cuts store management positions as well as head office positions related to store ownership and operation.

Ted Baker – 500 jobs
July 19: Around 200 roles to play at the fashion retailer’s London headquarters, the Ugly Brown Building, and the rest in stores.

Azzurri – 1,200 jobs
July 17: The owner of the pizza chains Ask Italian and Zizzi closes 75 restaurants and makes only his commercial delivery Pod lunch

Burberry – 500 jobs worldwide
July 15: Total includes 150 jobs at UK headquarters as the luxury brand tries to cut costs by £ 55million after falling sales during the pandemic.

Boots – 4000 jobs
July 9: Boots cuts 4,000 jobs – or 7% of its workforce – by closing 48 optician outlets and downsizing at its Nottingham head office as well as some management and customer service positions in stores.

John Lewis – 1300 emplois
July 9: John Lewis announced that he plans to permanently close eight of its 50 stores, including full-service department stores in Birmingham and Watford, with the likely loss of 1,300 jobs.

Celtic Manor – 450 jobs
July 9: Patrons of the Celtic Collection in Newport, which hosted the 2010 Ryder Cup of Golf and the 2014 NATO Conference, said 450 of its 995 workers would lose their jobs.

Pret a Manger – 1000 jobs
July 6: Pret a Manger to permanently close 30 branches and could cut at least 1,000 jobs after suffering “significant operating losses” following the Covid-19 lockdown

Casual Dining Group – 1900 emplois
July 2: The owner of the Bella Italia, Café Rouge and Las Iguanas restaurant chains collapsed in the administration, with the immediate loss of 1,900 jobs. The company said several offers were on the table for parts of the business but buyers were unwilling to acquire all existing sites and 91 of its 250 outlets would remain permanently closed.

Arcadia – 500 jobs
July 1: Arcadia, Sir Philip Green’s struggling fashion group – which owns Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, Burton, Evans and Wallis – said in July that 500 of 2,500 head office jobs would be cut in the coming weeks .

SSP Group – 5,000 jobs
July 1: Owner of Upper Crust and Caffè Ritazza to cut 5,000 jobs, roughly half of its workforce, with cuts to its headquarters and UK operations after pandemic blocked travel national and international.

Harrods – 700 jobs
July 1: The department store group cuts one in seven of its 4,800 employees because of the “continuing impacts” of the pandemic.

Harveys – 240 jobs
June 30: Administrators make 240 layoffs within the Harveys furniture chain, with more than 1,300 jobs at risk if a buyer is not found.

TM Lewin – 600 jobs
June 30: Shirtmaker TM Lewin permanently closed its 66 outlets, with the loss of around 600 jobs.

Monsoon Accessorize – 545 emplois
June 11: The fashion brands were bought from the administration by their founder, Peter Simon, in June, in a transaction in which 35 stores closed permanently and 545 jobs were lost.

Mulberry – 470 jobs
June 8: The luxury fashion and accessories brand is due to cut its global workforce by 25% and has started a consultation with the 470 employees at risk.

The Restaurant Group – 3000 emplois
June 3: The owner of restaurant chains such as Wagamama and Frankie & Benny’s closed most of Chiquito’s branches and its 11 Food & Fuel pubs, with 120 more restaurants to close permanently. The total job losses could reach 3,000.

Clarks – 900 jobs
May 21: Clarks plans to cut 900 office jobs worldwide due to the growth in online shoe shopping and the pandemic.

Oasis and warehouse – 1,800 jobs
April 30: The fashion brands were taken over by restructuring firm Hilco in April, with all of their stores permanently closed and 1,800 jobs lost.

Cath Kidston – 900 jobs
April 21: More than 900 jobs were cut immediately at retro retail label Cath Kidston after the company announced the permanent closure of all 60 UK stores.

Debenhams – 4,000 jobs
April 9: At least 4,000 jobs will be lost at Debenhams from its head office and stores closed after its collapse into administration in April, for the second time in a year.

Laura Ashley – 2,700 jobs
March 17: Laura Ashley collapsed in administration, with 2,700 job losses, and said rescue talks had been thwarted by the pandemic.


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