Supermarket chain Tesco puts the knife in 15,000 jobs in Great Britain. That is what Mail on Sunday writes on the basis of insiders. It would therefore be a much larger intervention than other British media speculated in the past few days, from possibly hundreds to more than a thousand jobs.
The reorganization is part of a plan to save some 1.5 billion pounds, more than 1.7 billion euros, by 2020. The meat, fish and delicatessen departments, among other things, will no longer be filled with specialists as standard, and the manned staff canteens and restaurants will also close. Tesco is the largest supermarket chain in the United Kingdom with 732 stores and also has many support and customer service departments.
Tesco was founded in 1919 and has 3400 subsidiaries worldwide. The company has a workforce of approximately 460,000, of which some 300,000 employees are active in Great Britain. Tesco is also present in countries such as India, Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary. A spokesperson for Tesco did not want to confirm the message to the newspaper. ,, 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, “says the spokesperson.