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Asda to eliminate 37 jobs in major restructuring

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Asda to eliminate 37 jobs in major restructuring

Asda has restructured the commercial function at its Leeds head office, resulting in 37 redundancies.

The revamp is part of its strategy to become the UK’s second-largest grocer. 

The supermarket is implementing a new operating model with eight integrated business units.

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A director responsible for sales and profitability within their sector will lead each division.

This shift means dedicated teams will handle buying, ranging, and pricing, replacing the current structure spread across multiple functions. 

The job cuts will affect category planning, modular planning, and supply teams.

However, Asda is also investing in 36 new positions. 

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This investment includes 28 additional buying roles to enhance its capacity and capabilities.

Kris Comerford, Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We are introducing a new commercial structure to ensure that our teams are in the best position to support Asda’s long-term growth ambitions, which include significant expansion in the convenience and foodservice markets.

“The move to a more agile way of working, with simpler processes and extra investment in key areas like buying, will help strengthen our relationships with suppliers and ultimately deliver better outcomes for our customers too.”

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