Tesco Announce 43 Store Closures

Tesco is to close 43 of its stores across the UK, with the loss of up to 2,000 jobs.

The announcement follows a warning issued by the supermarket giant last month that it was considering store closures in an effort to save money.

According to reports, 18 Express and six Homeplus stores will close on 15 March, followed by 12 Tesco Metro and seven Superstores on 4 April.

The supermarket has not confirmed where the store closures will be as not all staff have been informed.

Announcing the closures, Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis said the decision had been "exceptionally difficult".

"Our priority is to explain what this announcement means for our colleagues and, wherever possible, offer them alternative roles with Tesco," he added.


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