The job losses will come as the Company says it will simplify and reduce processes and administrative tasks across all of its 153 Tesco Metro stores.

Justifying the cuts Tesco says The Metro format was originally designed for larger, weekly shops, but today nearly 70% of customers use them as convenience stores, buying food for that day.

Tesco have also announced that they are making some small changes in 134 of its 1,750 Express stores, where customer footfall is lower.

Changes in these stores will include a slight reduction in opening hours during quieter trading periods at the start and end of the day, and simplifying stock routines.

There will also be some localised changes in some large stores, which will see the streamlining of operational routines, including processes for moving stock around the store and filling shelves.

Jason Tarry, UK & ROI CEO, said:

“In a challenging, evolving retail environment, with increasing cost pressures, we have to continue to review the way we run our stores to ensure we reflect the way our customers are shopping and do so in the most efficient way. We do not take any decision which impacts colleagues lightly, but have to make sure we remain relevant for customers and operate a sustainable business now and in the future.”



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