Cavid-19: Greggs to cut more than 600 jobs as coronavirus lockdown hits business

Greggs has announced plans to cut more than 800 jobs as a result of the ongoing coronavirus epidemic.

The boss warned that the bakery chain “would not be as profitable as the business” if it continued to sell at the rate it was sold at the lockdown.

In a statement posted on its employee information website earlier this week, chief executive Roger Whiteside said: “Covid The business situation has forced our business to take this step and we are all very sorry to need the company‚Äôs partnership with about 820 friends and colleagues, many of whom have worked with us for many years. “

He added that “the fight against COVID has not gone away and is intensifying as lockout measures continue across the UK”.

Mr Whiteside added: “At the sales lockdown stage, despite all the steps we have taken, Greggs will not be profitable as a business and there will be no room for complacency.”

The Newcastle-based chain said at the end of September Discuss to spend time with staff Trying to reduce job losses when the Fallu scheme was due to end in October.

Mr Whiteside told reporters at the time: “Some stores have staffing time that is far short of current demand. But others are far away and require significant changes.”

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