Morrisons closing home delivery from Banbury store
Staff offered voluntary redundancy as local deliveries undertaken by other stores
Morrisons supermarket has announced that they will be closing their online Home Delivery service from their Banbury store. The supermarket chain says that a number of stores will be affected by the changes, which come into place from October.
Those who use Morrisons home delivery service will still be able to receive their shopping through other home delivery stores or the chain’s fulfillment centres.
The staff at the Banbury store affected by the proposed changes will be given the opportunity to move into an alternative role within the business or apply for voluntary redundancy. The supermarket says that in addition all hourly paid staff will also be able to apply for voluntary redundancy.
A Morrisons spokesperson said “At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic we rapidly grew our store Home Delivery service to serve the many customers who moved from shopping in store to online. As we enter this next phase of the pandemic and with many restrictions now eased, we must now adapt and make some changes to the size of our online operation to meet our customer demands.
“From October, we plan to close online Home Delivery in a number of stores. We will continue to maintain the same service levels including the number of customers and postcodes we deliver to, through our existing home delivery stores as well as our fulfillment centres.
“All colleagues affected by these proposed changes will be given the opportunity to either move into an alternative role within our business or apply for voluntary redundancy. As part of this consultation process we will be offering all hourly paid colleagues within affected stores the opportunity to also apply for voluntary redundancy.
“We are consulting closely with Usdaw on all proposed changes.”