// Tesco reveals it will be moving its overnight stock replenishment to daytime trading hours
// In 36 stores, Tesco will also convert its petrol stations to be pay-at-pump only during overnight hours
Tesco has decided to move its overnight stock replenishment into the daytime in 36 large stores and 49 convenience stores.
The grocer will also convert its petrol stations to pay-at-pump-only during overnight hours at 36 stores.
Just yesterday Tesco revealed it is closing the fish, meat and hot deli counters at 317 of its stores and plans to axe its value chain Jack’s.
The changes will put around 1,600 roles at risk of redundancy across the business, however Tesco said it aims to offer alternative roles to as many colleagues as it can.
Tesco UK and ROI CEO, 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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The retailer said that it had successful trials of moving overnight stock replenishment to daytime trading hours and had shown that colleagues were still available on the shop floor to help customers at peak times.
Tesco currently has 3,000 vacancies across its business, and hopes to find as many of the staff affected as possible alternative roles.