The Hut Group brings forward recruitment plans, creating 500+ roles, to help others affected by turmoil

The Hut Group (“THG” or the “Group”), a global technology & online consumer brand group, pre-eminent in Beauty and Wellness, today announces plans to bring forward the creation of more than 500 new job vacancies across its manufacturing and distribution sites.

In recent weeks, the Manchester-based company has seen a surge in demand for its health, beauty and nutrition products across its world-leading brands, including Myprotein.com and Lookfantastic.com. This increase in demand for THG’s products has provided the Group with the confidence to bring forward its recruitment plans from later this year.

In response, THG is creating more than 500 permanent positions across manufacturing, fulfilment and logistics. The majority of the roles (c350) will be created at THG’s 1m sq. ft. manufacturing and fulfilment centre based in Warrington, Cheshire. The balance of the roles (c150) will be created at THG’s manufacturing and fulfilment sites in Wroclaw, Poland and Kentucky, U.S.A.. Should the increased demand for THG’s health and beauty brands continue, THG will look to create more roles, beyond the 500 announced today, in the weeks ahead.

The Group is particularly welcoming applicants in the North West who have recently lost their jobs as result of the economic pressures surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak.

Matthew Moulding, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of THG, said: “Some of the region’s biggest employers have had to make incredibly tough decisions in recent days, leaving a worrying number of people out of work at such a vulnerable time. Our message to those affected is that we will look to do whatever we can to help, and so we are bringing forward our recruitment plans. We are now hiring across our manufacturing and logistics sites with immediate effect. We need you and would be thrilled to provide you with a new opportunity at this incredibly challenging time.”

The Group is also seeing record demand for its technology and operating platform, where THG takes brands direct to consumers over the internet for Nestle, P&G, Walgreens, Nintendo and many others. THG is currently reviewing resource planning for this area of its business and may soon announce further significant opportunities in this area.

Vacancies will be posted at https://www.thg.com/jobs-search/ and applicants are urged to get in touch today: recruitment@thg.com

ENDS

For more information, please contact:

The Hut Group (THG): Viki Tahmasebi, viki.tahmasebi@thehutgroup.com, 07966 028340

Notes to Editors

About THG

About The Hut Group

The Hut Group (THG) is an international online retailer and technology company. Founded in 2004 by CEO Matthew Moulding, Manchester-based THG now operates 178 localised websites, retailing goods in 169 countries. In the year to 31 December 2019, the Group grew sales by 24% to £1.14bn, with 66% of sales generated internationally. More than half of THG’s sales come from its own brand products. THG own market leaders lookfantastic and Myprotein amongst other brands operating primarily in the beauty and wellbeing sector.

 

 

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