Clarks to axe 900 office jobs

Struggling Somerset based footwear firm Clarks has said that about 900 employees will lose their jobs over the next 18 months, but did not mention whether it would shut any of its shops for good. The British retailer, which is five years off celebrating its 200th anniversary, said the redundancies are part of its 'Made To Last' turnaround strategy and will enable the firm to have 'a sustainable and successful future.' '  Clarks operates about 1,400 stores in 75 countries, with around 500 in the UK alone.  Many of these shops were closed following the outbreak of the coronavirus, but some have now begun to reopen their doors in China and Europe.