Asda is poised to make “scores” of redundancies among senior managers in its central and head office functions.

Asda staff are expected to be briefed today on who will be made redundant, according to The Times.

An Asda spokesman said: “We reviewed our business after recognising a structural change taking place in the retail market. Consequently, we have been talking to our colleagues for some time about the need for change.

“In the spirit of openness, we’ve let our colleagues know that we will be having some more detailed discussions with them next week about a new structure.”

The restructure is said to be unrelated to the difficult conditions in the grocery sector.