Travel food firm SSP to cut up to 5,000 jobs - Sky News

(Reuters) - British travel food group SSP <SSPG.L> will cut up to 5,000 jobs due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on international travel, Sky News reported on Tuesday, citing sources.

The job cuts will be spread across its British operations, and could impact 55% of the 9,000-strong workforce employed by the Upper Crust owner during the peak summer period, Sky News said

The company is expected to announce the job cuts on Wednesday, according to the report.

SSP, which operates food and beverage outlets in airports worldwide, reported a first-half loss earlier in the month due to coronavirus-led store closures.

SSP did not immediately respond to a request for comment outside regular business hours.

(Reporting by Radhika Anilkumar in Bengaluru; Editing by Aditya Soni)