Asda outsources staff to Indian supplier in cost-cutting bid

Asda is outsourcing more than 100 members of staff to an Indian-based supplier as the supermarket giant looks to cut costs.

According to The Telegraph, staff were informed of the plans, which will affect IT colleagues working in the company’s Leeds headquarters, in an email last week.

The proposals, which were unveiled just 24 hours prior to TDR Capital purchasing Zuber Issa’s 22.5% stake in Asda, look to move employees to Tata Consultancy Services.

It is understood that between 130 and 135 workers have entered the outsourcing consulting process, which is expected to be pushed through by September, and is sparking fears of job cuts.


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An Asda spokesperson said: “We are building world-class systems in a once in a generation IT transformation – Project Future – to separate Asda from Walmart’s legacy systems. Project Future will deliver a step-change in our data capabilities, our customer experience, and competitive edge. Put simply, it is a key building block of our strategy that will set Asda up for long-term success.

“As part of this process, we have taken the difficult decision to propose some changes to our technology function to ensure we have the necessary skills and capabilities in place to support these new systems.

“We have opened a collective consultation with colleagues impacted by this proposed change and will do all we can to support them during this process that they may find unsettling. We are fully on track to complete the three-year Project Future programme by the end of this year.”

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  • PHILIP MICHAEL WATSON
    June 17, 2024 9:40 am

    the retail grocery sector is over crowdered even the cooperative sector are moving to more convience food
    however they are not listed on the stock market yet

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