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Coronavirus: Sales drop forces 450 job-cut in UK chain store

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STAFFERS at Selfridges, a departmental store in the UK will be facing massive sack as company battles huge drop in sales due to coronavirus pandemic.

  Managing Director, Anne Pitcher said high streets were changing even before COVID-19 and the upmarket retailer has now been forced to make “fundamental changes”.

  The company says it plans to cut 450 jobs, around 14 per cent of its total headcount – with annual sales set to be “significantly less” than last year due to the pandemic.

  She promised staff who are on furlough that the fact they were not working now would have no effect on whether their role would be impacted; assuring staff of more information by tomorrow.

  According to information credited to Pitcher’s email to Selfridges staff,  “How we work, shop and socialise is changing. Of course, our high streets were changing rapidly before COVID-19 arrived.”

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