River Island to cut 250 head office jobs as coronavirus costs bite


River Island is axing 250 head office roles in a bid to reduce costs following the fall in sales triggered by the coronavirus pandemic and subsequently reduced footfall.

In an internal email sent to staff seen by Retail Week, River Island boss Will Kernan said the business will “now have a requirement for some 250 fewer people in the business”.

Retail Week understands these redundancies will be made across all the retailer’s head office departments.

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