The Tesco supermarket chain is planning to scrap hundreds of jobs, including at the level of store managers. It would be a new job cut by the CEO Dave Lewis. Since 2014 he has already closed more than 10,000 jobs at Tesco. Lewis is known as a man of draconian measures. Years ago, he also performed in a similar manner at the British-Dutch food company Unilever. That earned him the nickname ‘Drastic Dave’ of which he is probably proud.
A spokesperson for Tesco did not want to confirm the message to the Evening Standard newspaper. Instead the spokesperson retreated to corporate gibberish:
We are always looking for ways to run our company more easily and efficiently. When we make changes to our company, colleagues are always the first to know.