Tesco makes changes to overnight roles putting jobs at risk

Tesco is making changes to its overnight roles in some stores. These changes are part of the group's efforts to serve customers in the best way possible in a competitive market by running the business as simply and efficiently as possible, so it can re-invest in the things that add most value for customers.

Following successful rollouts, Tesco has shown that by moving its overnight stock replenishment to daytime trading hours, it can ensure more colleagues are available on the shop floor to help customers at peak times.

The group has therefore taken the decision to move its overnight stock replenishment into the daytime in 36 large stores and 49 convenience stores. In 37 stores, we will also convert our petrol stations to be 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 across the business, but it aims to offer alternative roles at Tesco for as many colleagues as we can.

The company currently has around 3,000 vacancies in our business, and will work individually with each affected colleague to support them during this period of change and help them to find another role.

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.”