Sainsbury's supermarket has said it is planning to cut 800 jobs as part of a restructuring of its store operations.
It said the proposals, which would see the loss of department and deputy manager positions, would help achieve some of the £500m of cost savings being made over the next three years that were set out in the company's strategic review last November.
Supermarket chain Sainsbury's like-for-like sales are up 2.1% for the second quarter of the year to 28 September 2013, according to its latest trading statement.
Total sales for second quarter were up 5.0 per cent.
Total sales for the first half up 4.4 per cent (4.0 per cent excluding fuel) and like-for-like sales up 1.5 per cent (1.4 per cent excluding fuel).
Sainbury's has said that there has been an increased in demand for petrol at their supermarkets.