John Lewis and Waitrose have made plans to cut 1,000 jobs as part of store management restructure.

John Lewis
John Lewis

The restructure is following the closure of eight John Lewis shops earlier this year, putting almost 1,500 jobs at risk.

Waitrose and the department store chain, which is owned by John Lewis, has the owner trying to trim costs as shopping habits change and more people shop online.

The store has said it would help affected staff find new roles as it tries to avoid compulsory redundancies.

John Lewis Partnership spokesperson said the proposed job cuts “will allow us to reinvest in what matters most to our customers”.

The retailer said it will invest in customer service roles and “visual merchandising to make our shops look their best to entice customers”.

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