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Bloomberg reports that Walmart-owned Asda Group in the UK is consulting with its 4,100 store managers "over their roles as the grocer places increasing emphasis on e-commerce … The consultation is part of a process that will see the grocer also create 5,000 new roles for a net addition of about 900 workers."

According to the story, "Asda has been conducting trials at 20 stores over the past six months to develop a structure 'that removes some existing department manager roles and creates new deputy manager, trading manager and section manager roles, as well as adding additional section leader roles to stores to increase the number of colleagues on the shop floor,' the grocer said."
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