Co-op axes team manager role across 300 stores

Co-op is changing its management structure across 300 stores, which will reportedly impact around 2000 employees.

The food retail business said that it has been trialling and implementing a three-tier store management structure across the stores.

From this month, the majority of Co-op stores are to be resourced with the new structure, which includes three roles: store manager, team leader, and customer team member.

Previously these stores had a four-tier structure which included the role of team manager.

Co-op said that all impacted employees would be offered alternative positions.

“Our aim at Co-op is to serve and support our communities, giving our customers the best possible shopping experience,” said a Co-op spokesperson. “As we move our stores over to a three-tier management structure, protecting jobs is a continuing key priority and we are pleased to be able to offer alternative positions to all the colleagues affected.

They added: “These changes will free up store colleagues to give our customers great service from efficient and well-run shops.”

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