Tesco to close 43 shops

28 January 2015

tesco clubcard Tesco, in their bid to save a load of money, have announced that they're going to be closing down 43 stores across the UK.

The majority of these closures will be Tesco Express shops, and it means around 2,000 people will be losing their jobs, or being moved around. On top of that, Tesco will be leaving their HQ in Cheshunt in 2016 after 40 years at the site and there looks like there's going to be another 49 stores getting the axe too.

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."

And so, to see if you live near one of the Tesco outlets that will be closing down, here's a long list of place names.

Tesco Express Store Closures

Bearwood
Belvedere
Church Street Ballymena
Heaton Chapel
Heybridge Essex
Houghton Regis
Liverpool Kensington
Longbridge Road Barking
Northfield Birmingham
Raymouth Lane Worksop
Sheffield Manor
South Tottenham High Road
Tredegar
Troon Express store
Walsall Wood
Wealdstone
Whitley Bay
York Road Hartlepool

Tesco Metro Store Closures

Bicester
Bootle
Caerphilly
Crossgates
Devizes
Grangemouth
Mexborough
Morecambe
Ormskirk
Runcorn
Smethwick
Woodseats

Tesco Superstores Closures

Bedlington
Chatham
Connswater
Cregagh Road
Doncaster
Kirkcaldy
Wrexham Dodds Lane

And there'll be these closures for Homeplus

Bristol Cribbs
Chelmsford
Chester
Edinburgh
Southampton
Staines

TOPICS:   High Street News

3 comments

  • Graham c.
    my wife started work at tesco in 2001 and in the years since, she's had the usual telling offs for talking to fellow staff and customers. She's taken time off with a sick note and time off to look after our daughter when needed. Now that the management have messed up and need to make cuts, she has been sacked stating that, over the last 14 years, she's had too much time off. No redundancy pay, just "sign these papers and go home" So don't give me any of this " I recognise it will affect many hard working colleagues" bollocks. If you need to make cuts, fair enough, it happens, but don't shit on your hard working loyal staff just to save of few pounds.
  • Betty h.
    Glad to see most of these are in England. Hoots Mon.
  • Linda S.
    Why on earth are you closing Kirkcaldy? It is the centre of the town for grocery and clothes shopping. You opened a second large store in Dunfermline, have none in Glenrothes or Cowdenbeath and now we are losing kirkcaldy? Sorry tesco - customers won't travel 22+miles just to shop in Dunfermline, they will go to competitors who are providing local services.

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