Sainbury’s has announced in a shake up they are to “close 200 in store cafes next month” which will affect 2,000 jobs.
The less popular hot food counters will be closed in 34 stores and they will change how the bakeries are run.
Staff will be offered vacant roles in stores and will be encouraged to apply for jobs elsewhere within Sainsbury’s.
Chief executive Simon Roberts said, “As we go through this period of transition, we have taken the difficult decision to close 200 of our cafes next month.
“We have spoken to all colleagues affected by these changes today and are absolutely committed to supporting them in any way we can during this uncertain time.
“Of course, we understand this is very unsettling for our colleagues, but we must keep adapting our business to make sure we are offering customers the best possible food and drink at affordable prices.
“We are totally focused on improving what we can deliver for our customers and, at the same time, working hard to make our business simpler.
“We are really excited about this new customer offer we will be rolling out over the next two to three years across many of our stores.”