400 jobs at risk at Boots

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Pharmacy chain Boots says it is planning to close 220 of its 320 in-store photo labs in the UK in a move that will put 400 jobs at risk.

The firm says it is responding to the continued domination of photography as traditional printing declines.

The health and beauty giant says consultations with affected staff with continue until August.

In a statement Boots said: “To continue to focus on the customer demand for instant kiosks to print photos and order photo gifts, Boots UK is removing 220 photo labs from stores, and has announced changes to the in-store photo teams.

“Impacted colleagues will be offered retraining and redeployment to other roles where possible.

“However, some roles may be made redundant.”