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Tesco to cull 4,500 jobs at Metro stores in 'challenging, evolving retail environment'

Aug 06, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

TESCO will axe 4,500 jobs as part of cutbacks at 153 of its Metro stores, Britain's biggest supermarket chain said yesterday.

The retailer claimed the cuts were aimed at "simplifying" the operations of its Metro stores, which were originally aimed at shoppers doing a larger weekly shop but are now largely used as convenience stores.

The cull is in addition to Tesco's announcement in January that up to 9,000 workers could be made redundant as part of a restructuring plan to "simplify"...