British footwear purveyor Clarks has undertaken an in-depth review of its 190 year-old business, resulting in a reorganisation that will see the brand focusing on its global distribution channels, combining its product and marketing functions and making best use of its product development teams in Street, Somerset and Boston, Massachusetts.

The restructuring will bring about a staff loss of about 170 across Clarks’s global operations. On a more positive note, a significant number of employees have been asked to take on new roles and responsibilities to help Clarks adapt to increasing customer demand and rapidly changing markets.