Fresh job cuts at Tesco’s F&F clothing arm


Tesco has culled staff within its clothing arm F&F‘s franchise team, amid growing redundancies as part of its cost cutting drive.

According to Drapers, F&F‘s managing director of international partnerships Marcus Chipchase and head of franchise operations David Bellerby are understood to have been laid off.

The retailer’s F&F franchise opened its first store in 2012, and now trades from 145 international stores across 17 markets.

Although a spokesman for the supermarket told Drapers that F&F‘s franchising “remains an important area of focus” he confirmed redundancies were being made.

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The pair have worked at the retailer for a combined 20 years. Chipchase joined in 2008 as managing director of department stores before taking on his current role. Bellerby joined Tesco in 2006, holding various roles before taking on his current role in 2015.

In January Tesco announced 1000 redundancies at its distribution centre in Welham Green.

Last month a further 1000 jobs were axed at it call centre, just a week before another 1200 jobs were slashed at its head office  in Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield.

A spokesperson said at the time: “We have made good progress so far in our turnaround but we have more to do.

“We will work with colleagues to support them as we go through this important transition.”

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