Tesco takes a slice out of its bakeries – 1800 jobs to go

Tesco is to cut more than 1,800 jobs as the supermarket makes changes to its bakeries.

Tesco said bakery staff are at risk of redundancy as part of the planned May overhaul.

The retailer will convert 58 of its bakeries to be able to finish off pre-backed products in-store.

Only 201 sites will now bake its most popular items from fresh.

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.



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