UK’s John Lewis To Run Department Stores And Waitrose As One Business | 10/1/2019 | Staff
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s John Lewis Partnership [JLPLC.UL] will cut a third of its senior management roles as part of a plan to run its eponymous department stores and its Waitrose upmarket supermarket chain as a single business.

The UK’s largest employee-owned business said on Tuesday the creation of cross-partnership roles and the greater integration of the two brands would see 75 of 225 senior management head office positions removed.

Changes - Bosses - Divisions

The changes mean there will no longer be separate bosses for the two divisions.

The plan will lead to an overall cost saving of about 100 million pounds ($122.5 million) over time, said the group, which in March reported a 45% fall in 2018-19 profit.

Chains - Business - Closing - Stores - Face

Many British retail chains are going out of business or closing stores in the face of subdued consumer spending and a shift to online shopping.

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