Booths restructure will cost 100 jobs

Upmarket retail chain Booths is to undergo a management restructure which will see the loss of as many as 100 jobs.

However, it has announced the closure of two stores, in Ansdell and Marton, and impending job losses in a bid to increase efficiency and customer service.

At the same time, Booths is opening new stores in new areas. Store openings in Barrowford and Hale Barns are said to have created around 400 new full and part time positions.

“To support this, that means a simplified and more accountable management structure, trading from an estate of profitable, vibrant stores. The difficult and tough decisions that we make now will ensure that Booths continues to have a bright and profitable future for generations to come.” Booths says it hopes some staff losing their jobs as a result of store closures may be relocated, although for others thecompany is entering into a two-month consultation process.

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