Supermarket Asda is planning to make dozens of redundancies at its clothing arm George as part of a wider restructure of the business.
Around 200 redundancies are expected to take place across the retailer’s head office in Leeds and the George headquarters in Lutterworth, Leicestershire. It is not known exactly how many roles in the fashion division will be made redundant.
The news came as it emerged that Asda brand director Adrian Mckeon was leaving the business, with his role being split between chief merchandising officer Barry Williams and chief marketing officer Steve Smith – Smith’s job title is being changed to chief customer officer.
Also as part of the changes, George’s chief merchandising officer Andrew Moore will take on additional responsibility for strategic delivery.
The changes will take place from April 7.