The company has 130 stores across the UK including in Bognor Regis, Brighton, Eastbourne, Haywards Heath, and Worthing.
In a press release from the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw) it said that staff were briefed yesterday (Tuesday, June 21) and were told ‘that the business has filed a Notice of Intention to Appoint Administrators and it is likely that the company will go into administration in the next couple of weeks’.
Joanne McGuinness - Usdaw National Officer said: “My Local staff are devastated by the news that the company is going into administration.
“Having been sold by Morrisons last year, there was a mood of optimism that the new owners could turn around the business.
“We are talking with the company in a bid to save jobs and get the best deal for staff. In the meantime Usdaw is providing the support, advice and representation they need at this unsettling time.”
The news will impact more than 1,500 jobs.
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