1,600 roles at risk in Tesco UK stores

Overnight stock replenishment is to be moved into the daytime in 36 large stores and 49 convenience stores



1 February 2022

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Due to operational changes at its UK stores, Tesco has said that 1,600 jobs are at risk of redundancy in the UK.

Night shifts to restock shelves are to be removed according to the retailer, and overnight stock replenishment is instead to be moved into the daytime in 36 large stores and 49 convenience stores.  Meanwhile, at 36 stores, Tesco petrol stations will feature only pay-at-pump options during overnight hours.

The 1,600 roles at risk include the 130 positions connected to the closure of Jack’s stores announced yesterday.

Tesco UK and Ireland chief executive Jason Tarry said: “We are always looking at how we can run our business as simply and efficiently as possible, so that we can reinvest in the things that matter most to customers.”

With some 3,000 vacancies currently, Tesco said it would help affected staff find alternative roles.

Last month, the supermarket giant raised its profit outlook for the second time in four months after better-than-expected Christmas trading. Industry data also shows that Tesco continues to outperform its major rivals.



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