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1,800 jobs at risk from redundancy as Tesco shakes up bakeries

by LLB Reporter
25th Feb 20 2:38 pm

Tesco has made a shock announcement as they are to axe 1,800 jobs as part of changes to their bakeries in supermarkets.

The supermarket giant said 1,816 bakery staff are at rick from redundancy as the overhaul will take place in May.

Tesco said there has been a “big shift in customer tastes and preferences”.

“Customers are buying fewer traditional loaves of bread and are increasingly looking for a wider range of options, with sales of wraps, bagels and flatbreads growing.

“In the light of this, we have undertaken a review to make sure our bakery operation is relevant for the way the market and our customers have evolved.”

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.”

 

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