WHSmith restructuring plans put 1,500 jobs at risk as sales plummet

WHSmith Victoria Station

WHSmith is in consultation with staff over restructuring that could lead to as many as 1,500 redundancies across the entire business.

The retailer said the majority of these roles will be in travel locations – where sales were down 73% year on year in July – due to the impact of the coronavirus crisis on commuting and travel.

The company also said there will be changes to the management structure of high street stores that will result in redundancies.

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