A spokesman for Tesco said: "It’s wrong to say there are job losses – all the people at the three sites will be offered alternative roles at other Tesco sites. Plus, we are creating 2000 jobs at Reading and Dagenham.
"We will now have a period of consultation with colleagues and their representatives. We will do everything we can to support them at this time."
"We are opening two new distribution centres in Reading and Dagenham to create 1900 jobs in total."
More top news
More wintery showers coming in from the north with a bit of frost around the dales
Khalil Maher was arrested at Heathrow Airport by North-East counter-terrorism officers.
The Red Arrows have taken to the skies across the county today as one of the final training exercises in the UK before they head to Greece