BREAKING: Costa Coffee says 1,650 jobs are at risk as it battles post-lockdown sales slump

1,650 staff members at Costa Coffee are at risk of redundancy. The coffee chain looks to cut costs amid continued uncertainty over when trade will fully recover.

BREAKING: Costa Coffee says 1650 jobs are at risk: On Thursday, the coffee chain told its staff that it had started redundancy consultations. As a result this will have a huge impact to roles.

At the same time Pret announced they were cutting nearly 3,000 jobs as part of a restructure of its UK business.

The Coca Cola-owned chain said the proposed job cuts had been driven by ‘high levels of uncertainty as to when trade will recover to pre-Covid levels’.

Neil Lake, managing director for Costa Coffee UK and Ireland, said. “Today’s announcement to our store teams was an extremely difficult decision to make.”

“Our baristas are the heart of the Costa business. I am truly sorry that many now face uncertainty following today’s news.”

Breaking: Costa Coffee says 1650 jobs are at risk as it battles post-lockdown sales slump

We have had to make these difficult decisions to protect the business. And to ensure we safeguard as many jobs as possible for our 16,000 team members. Whilst emerging stronger ready for future growth.

“As a proud member of the UK high street, we remain committed to the role Costa plays in supporting the economic recovery of the country. However, today I want to say a huge thank you to all of our team members that are affected by this announcement. Furthermore, we will be supporting you throughout this process.”

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