Tesco to axe 1,800 roles in store bakery shake-up

Tesco bakery

Tesco is to axe more than 1,800 roles as part of sweeping changes to the way it operates its in-store bakeries.

The grocer said it is planning to alter the space and range in its bakeries from May in a bid “to cater to changing customer demand”, which has seen shoppers switch from traditional loaves of bread to alternatives like wraps, bagels and flatbreads.

Tesco will continue to offer scratch baking in 257 stores but will change the way it produces baked goods in 259 other large supermarkets.

In 201 shops, Tesco will continue to scratch bake its “most popular” products, while other items will move to part-baked.

Products will be delivered pre-prepared before being baked and finished in-store at 58 other Tesco branches.

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