3,500 jobs to go as Sainsbury’s axes meat, fish and deli counters

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The grocer said the closure of the counters is part of efforts to ‘better reflect customer demand’ and will save the business around £60 million.

Sainsbury’s has said it will cut around 3,500 jobs as part of plans to permanently close all its meat, fish and deli counters, as well as some of its Argos stores.

The grocer said the closure of the specialist counters is part of efforts to “better reflect customer demand” and will save the business around £60 million.

It also said roles will go with the imminent closure of 120 Argos stores, which is part of a strategy to shut 420 standalone Argos branches over the next three-and-a-half years.

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