Business as usual

Anglia Co-operative says it’s business as usual with its travel branches in the wake of the Thomas Cook Group announcement of closures and job losses.

Thomas Cook announced on Wednesday that 2,500 jobs and 195 branches could be lost in a re-shape of

the business – but did not reveal the stores on the list for potential closure.

Anglia Co-operative has been quick to act to stem speculation surrounding its 15 branches.

Paul Dale, group specialist retail manager with the Peterborough-based retail co-operative, said: “The announcement of potential closures and job losses with Thomas Cook Group travel branches does not affect in any way those trading as Co-operative Travel and owned by Anglia Co-operative.

“Wednesday’s news was very unfortunate, but we want to assure all of our customers that it’s business as usual for us and their holidays are in safe hands.”