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Asda Seeks to Cut Costs With Overhaul of Stores And Shifts

  • Grocer suggests shift changes to remove night-time premium pay
  • Asda will reduce post office opening hours, close pharmacies
Inside An Asda Express Convenience Store
Photographer: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg
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Asda, the highly leveraged UK supermarket chain, is planning to cut jobs and change working practices to save costs. 

Britain’s third-largest grocer wants to axe night shifts so that staff restock shelves during late evening or daylight hours instead. That would remove the premium paid to night-shift employees who work after midnight and also cut more than 200 manager roles.