Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale In Non-Specialised Stores
47.11 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating

800 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 April 2015
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Supermarket chain Sainsbury's has announced that it is to cut 800 jobs. The cuts will affect managerial staff as department and deputy manager positions are set to be axed. The move follows similar changes by the company's main competitors Morrisons, Asda and Tesco. Sainsbury's has said that it expects further difficult times ahead as it announced that like for like sales had fallen for the fifth consecutive quarter. In November 2014 Sainsbury's outlined plans to save 500 million GBP as part of a three year plan. These latest cuts are part of that wider plan. It is being reported that consultation with affected employees has begun at more than one hundred sites, though the exact timescale for the latest job cuts is not yet known. 


  • 23 April 2015: BBC Website
  • 23 April 2015: The Telegraph


Eurofound (2015), Sainsbury's, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 79377, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/79377.