Tesco Says 1,600 Jobs at Risk From Store Changes

Tesco said 1,600 roles were at risk of redundancy after announcing operational changes across its stores, including the removal of night shifts to restock its supermarkets.

Britain’s biggest supermarket announced on Tuesday that it will be moving its overnight restocking to the daytime in 36 large stores and 49 convenience stores.

Tesco will also convert 36 of its petrol stations to become pay-at-pump only sites during overnight hours.

The announcement came after the retailer confirmed on Monday that it plans to close its discount store brand Jack’s, which would cause the loss of 130 jobs.

“This, combined with other recent changes including the proposed closure of seven Jack’s stores, will put around 1,600 roles at risk of redundancy across our business, but we aim to offer alternative roles at Tesco for as many colleagues as we can,” Tesco’s press statement read.

The group noted that it currently has about 3,000 vacancies where they could redirect affected staff for alternative roles.

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