Tesco to cut 4,500 jobs at Metro stores

Tesco is to make 4,500 job cuts

Tesco has revealed plans to make operational changes at Metro stores and a small number of Express branches, which are expected to lead to 4,500 job losses.

Tesco said it intends to “simplify and reduce processes and administrative tasks” at its 153 Metro branches as it seeks to run the business “more sustainably in an increasingly competitive and challenging retail environment”.

The leading grocer said the changes will enable it to run stores in a way that reflects how customers are shopping in them. Tesco said the Metro format was originally designed for larger, weekly shops, but now almost 70% of customers use them for convenience shopping.

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