// Boots announces 350 jobs could be axed at its Nottingham headquarters
// 800 employees are now involved in a 45 day consultation process
// Warehouse staff not affected
Boots has revealed that up to 350 jobs could be cut at its Nottingham head office as part of a major restructure.
A total of 800 people were initially informed of the potential job cuts and will now be involved in a 45-day consultation process that is expected to start around March 27.
Warehouse staff are understood to not be affected by the consultation.
“Like all retailers, we are operating in a new environment in which customers need us to move faster and recognise that they want to shop differently,” Boots managing director Seb James said.
“The vast majority of head office roles will be unaffected, and we intend to make sure that the number of people concerned is minimised through redeployment, natural attrition, flexible working and other measures.
“A consultation process with affected colleagues will begin immediately.”
The health and beauty retailer currently has a turnover of over £7 billion and is owned by US company Walgreen Boots Alliance group, which is pushing through the £1 billion restructure.