Aug 5, 2019

Tesco to cut 4,500 jobs across 153 Metro stores

Supermarket giant Tesco says about 4,500 staff in 153 Tesco Metro stores are set to lose their jobs in the latest round of redundancies. The UK's largest grocer said changes to the way the stores operated would "Serve shoppers better" and help to "Run our business more sustainably". Tesco boss Jason Tarry said the firm did not take the jobs decision lightly. "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," he added. Tesco Metro shops are sized between Tesco superstores and Tesco Express shops.

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