Asda to restructure in-store bakeries putting 1,200 jobs at risk

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Grocery chain Asda is set to axe as many as 1,200 jobs as it looks to shake up in-store bakeries across its 341 UK supermarkets.

The supermarket has entered into consultation with affected staff as it looks to scrap its current method of in-store “scratch baking” due to a fall in demand for traditional bread. The retailer plans to switch to using a centralised bakery to deliver pre-baked products to stores each day.

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