By Jonathan Davies

Sainsbury’s has announced plans to cut up to 800 jobs as part of a restructuring of its stores.

The majority of the cuts will come at departmental and deputy management level. They are part of a wider plan announced in November to save £500 million over the next three years.

“These are exceptionally difficult decisions to make and we have not taken them lightly,” said Roger Burnley, retail and operations director.

Sainsbury’s also revealed plans to scrap night-shifts in a bid to improve customer service, instead replacing them with early-morning shifts and evening shifts.