Gifts Today magazine

Tesco reveals site closures

Supermarket giant announces its closure plans.

Almost half of the shop that will shut will be Express branches and around 2,000 staff will lose their jobs.

In all, 18 Express, 12 Metro, seven superstores and six Home Plus stores are being closed.

The Express and Home Plus stores will close on 15 March while the Tesco Metros and Superstores will close their doors on 4 April.

New chief executive Dave Lewis said: “In January I announced that our performance as a business has fallen significantly short of where we would want it to be and that to protect the future of the business in the UK we would close 43 unprofitable stores.

“The decision to close the stores has been exceptionally difficult to take. I recognise it will affect many hard working colleagues, our customers and local communities.

“Our priority is to explain what this announcement means for our colleagues and wherever possible, offer them alternative roles with Tesco. We will continue to serve our customers through other local stores and our dotcom service.”

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