// White Stuff reportedly makes 390 redundancies across HQ and UK stores
// The cuts are part of a transformation scheme as a result of the Covid-19
White Stuff has reportedly made 390 of its staff across its head office and shop floor teams redundant.
According to Drapers, the job cuts form part of a wider restructuring and transformation scheme, which has now been completed.
The redundancies reportedly affected 100 head office staff and 290 employees from its UK store estate.hea
News of possible job cuts first emerged in May, when White Stuff entered redundancy consultations in an effort to prepare for a reduction in demand due to the Covid-19 crisis.
White Stuff’s restructure to become a digitally-first retailer kicked off 18 months ago and did not feature a store closure scheme.
After the job cuts, the lifestyle retailer now has around 1100 workers across 120 stores in the UK.
The retailer said in May that the the coronavirus pandemic had impacted trading conditions on the high street and would continue to do so once lockdown ended.
It said it was set on cutting jobs now in a bid to ensure that all its stores remain open.