Tesco cutting 1,400 jobs as supermarket announces its axing part of business

Don’t miss a thing by getting the Daily Star’s biggest headlines straight to your inbox!

Tesco has announced it will cut 1,400 jobs across 316 of its UK stores.

Overnight workers are at risk of losing their role at the supermarket giant after the company said it is adjusting to customer habits.

The closure of Tesco's seven Jack’s discount supermarkets will impact up to 200 more staff.

Tesco says the pandemic has affected the way Brits shop and it must react by putting money into what "matters most to customers".

Tesco UK and Republic of Ireland CEO Jason Tarry said: "We operate in a highly competitive and fast-paced market, and our customers are shopping differently, especially since the start of the pandemic.

"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.

"The changes we are announcing today will help us do this.

"Our priority now is to support our impacted colleagues through these changes and, wherever possible, find them alternative roles within our business."

It was announced on Monday that meat, fish and deli employees are also at risk with the “lowest demand” counters being shut.

Between Tesco supermarket cuts and Jack's store closures, there will up to 1,600 jobs at risk in total.

For more shocking stories from the Daily Star, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here

Mr Tarry added: “Our Jack’s brand will continue to be sold across Booker and our symbol brands, bringing great value and quality to even more customers.

“We want to thank our Jack’s colleagues for all they have done and taught us.

“Our priority is to find roles within our wider business for all the colleagues who want to stay with us.”

The Jack’s brand was launched by former chief executive Dave Lewis in 2018 to take on the surging growth of German discount rivals Aldi and Lidl.

Named after founder Jack Cohen, the small chain which includes much fewer lines than Tesco shops, has helped its parent company become more competitive with strong sales since the pandemic hit in early 2020.

  • Tesco
  • Twitter
  • Breaking News
  • Money

Source: Read Full Article