Tesco to axe overnight stock replenishment in some stores
Tesco is moving its overnight stock replenishment function to daytime trading hours in some stores as it looks to run its business more efficiently and have more staff on the shop floor at peak times.
The move follows a successful trial which will be rolled out to 36 large stores and 49 convenience stores. In 36 stores, the retailer will also be converting petrol stations to pay-at-pump only during overnight hours.
This, combined with other recent changes including the proposed closure of seven Jack’s stores, will put around 1,600 roles at risk of redundancy within Tesco, although the retailer said it will aim to offer alternative roles to as many staff members as possible. Tesco currently has around 3,000 vacancies across its business
Tesco UK and ROI chief executive Jason Tarry said: “We operate in a highly competitive and fast-paced market and our customers are shopping differently, especially since the start of the pandemic. We are always looking at how we can run our business as simply and efficiently as possible, so that we can re-invest in the things that matter most to customers. The changes we are announcing today will help us do this. Our priority now is to support our impacted colleagues through these changes and, wherever possible, find them alternative roles within our business.”
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