ASDA axes HUNDREDS of jobs as retail giant slashes wage bill to compete

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ASDA axes hundra, of apportions as retail giant slashes wage bill to compete with antagonists

The grocery giant informed around 288 affected staff nigh the cull on Wednesday afternoon, instructing all of those workers to leave their promulgates immediately.

A further 800 staff have had the scope of their job commentaries changed as part of the shake-up.

The job cuts account for more than one 10th of Asda’s 2,500 leader office roles, and it is understood that the majority of staff being let go had been make at its office in Leeds while the rest were based at Asda’s post in Leicester.

A spokesperson for the supermarket said: “At Asda we value each and every one of our allies.

“The changes are in response to the ever changing sector in which we’re working and the want to adapt to create an agile business which is fit for the future.”

Asda is in the halfway point of a turnaround plan under new chief executive Sean Clarke, who is take oning to arrest falling sales as the supermarket scraps it out with rivals in a rough price war that has eroded profits.

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The grocery giant conversant with around 288 affected staff about the cull on Wednesday afternoon

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A spokesperson for the supermarket said: “At Asda we value each and every one of our team-mates’

Mr Clarke, who took up the reins last summer after being parachuted in to change previous boss Andy Clarke, has slashed the prices of everyday memos as part of attempts to woo back shoppers.

The move, part of a new value action dubbed That’s Better, has also seen Asda improve the superiority of its own-brand ranges.

Mr Clarke said last month that innumerable shoppers were choosing Asda, but warned that the supermarket ought to up its game.