Hundreds of Topshop jobs at risk as Arcadia announces restructure

Hundreds of jobs at Topshop and Topman stores across the country could be axed amid a management reshuffle.

It was revealed last week that parent company Arcadia Group, controlled by Sir Philip Green, is planning to cut brand manager roles in branches where there is a Topshop and Topman under one roof.

The plan is for only one manager to be kept on to run both stores.

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A spokesman for Arcadia said: “As part of an ongoing business review and as a response to the ever-evolving fashion retail landscape, areas in our store management structures have been identified where resource can be used more effectively in servicing the needs of our customers. As a result we are working to restructure our retail management across Topshop and Topman.

“We remain committed to all our team members and our first priority is to redeploy managers into newly created roles within the proposed structure.

“We fully appreciate that this will be a difficult time for those affected and we will ensure our teams are supported through the process of change.”

There are more than 300 Topshop and 250 Topman stores across the UK, all run by Arcadia.

Arcadia is yet to reveal its trading figures for the 2016/17 financial year.

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