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Two of the UK's best-known high-street retail brands, John Lewis and Boots, slash more than 5,000 jobs combined

Two of the UK's best-known high-street retail brands, John Lewis and Boots, slash more than 5,000 jobs combined
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Two of Britain's best-known high-street retailers, John Lewis and Boots, announced more than 5,000 job cuts on Thursday.




John Lewis said it would cut 1,300 jobs, while Boots plans to axe 4,000 jobs. Both retailers are closing down stores and struggling with consumer footfall amid the coronavirus pandemic.




Other British retailers have recently warned of job cuts running into the thousands, including luxury department store Harrods, sandwich chain Pret A Manger, and fast-food outlet Burger King.




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Britain's high-end department store John Lewis and beauty retailer Boots have announced plans to slash a combined 5,300 jobs as part of their store closure plans.
John Lewis said on Thursday that it would permanently shut eight of its flagship stores, putting 1,300 jobs at risk.
Boots said it would axe 4,000 jobs and close 48 optician stores.
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