Published On: Tue, Feb 25th, 2020

Tesco job losses: Huge bakery changes put 1,800 jobs at risk | UK | News

The supermarket announced this afternoon 1,816 jobs were at risk of redundancy in restructuring plans. They said bakeries at the UK chain’s larger stores would be affected from May. Tesco said it will convert 58 of its bakeries to be able to finish off pre-baked products in-store.

They said 201 sites will only bake some of its most popular items from scratch.

It said the move, which will also see bakeries at another 257 sites remain unchanged, means it will need fewer staff members.

Jason Tarry, Tesco’s UK and ROI chief executive, said: “We need to adapt to changing customer demand and tastes for bakery products so that we continue to offer customers a market-leading bakery range in store.

“We know this will be very difficult for colleagues who are impacted, and our priority is to support them through this process.

“We hope that many will choose to stay with us in alternative roles.”

Tesco said it will look to find other jobs for the staff, with “thousands of store vacancies” expected to be available across its network between now and May.

This is a developing story, more to follow…

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