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.
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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 owns Lookfantastic and Myprotein amongst other brands operating primarily in the beauty and wellbeing sector.
About THG Ingenuity
THG Ingenuity is THG’s end-to-end ecommerce platform, powering THG’s own business as well as those of brands and retailers around the world. THG Ingenuity comprises access to THG’s international infrastructure across warehouse fulfilment, digital content studios and event spaces, an end-to-end proprietary software solution required to operate and scale retail brands, and a suite of in-house consultative and management services across trading, marketing and brand strategy. It is one of the only platforms that is underpinned by proven expertise as it has demonstrably scaled brands globally and now powers 3rdparty brands on a SAAS basis.
THG Ingenuity is partnered with leading retailers across the globe, including Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Groupe L’Occitane, PZ Cussons Beauty and Nintendo. THG Ingenuity helped the Group dispatch over 80 million items during the year ended 31 December 2019 to customers across the world and saw THG reach the top of the Sunday Times profit track for two consecutive years.