Sainsbury’s to cut 2,000 jobs across UK

Store and back office roles axed to save £500m to counter impact of price war with discounters Aldi and Lidl

Sainsbury’s is axing 2,000 store and back office roles as the supermarket chain looks to slash costs by £500m amid an intensifying price war with Aldi and Lidl.

The retailer is restructuring its HR departments, getting rid of 1,400 store-based clerks and another 600 staff based in the back offices that serve the chain as well as Argos and Sainsbury’s bank.

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