East Anglia; East of England
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.1 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores
Planned Job Reductions min:
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The ailing J Sainsbury supermarket is cutting 750 head office jobs to save cash and hiring an additional 3,000 staff to improve service levels in the group's 721 stores. Other moves include halving the dividend paid to shareholders, rolling back plans to sell a wide variety of homewares and re-opening an old depot to help get goods into the shops and save Christmas. Chief executive Justin King is to plough £400 million of cost-savings into improving food quality and cutting prices as the chain tries to compete with market leaders Tesco and Asda and reassert its position.