Asda are planning to restructure their bakery counters which place 1,200 jobs at risk as they will try to place staff elsewhere and redundancy will be the last resort.
Derek Lawlor, Asda chief merchandising officer, told The Mirror, “The current in-store bakery model has restricted our ability to respond to changing customer demands and offer them the specialty products and freshly baked goods they want to buy throughout the day.
“The changes we are proposing will deliver a much better and more consistent bakery offering for customers across all our stores.
“We know these proposed changes will be unsettling for colleagues and our priority is to support them during this process.”
In February the supermarket giant warned that 3,000 jobs are at risk as the company prepares to move toward online grocery shopping amid the “structural shift” in customers shopping habits.