Tesco to close some distribution centres

Tesco have announced they are to close some of their distribution centres and open new sites in Dagenham and Reading. They say affected staff with be offered jobs at the new sites.

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Tesco jobs at risk in Harlow as depot closes

Up to 800 jobs at a Tesco fresh food depot in Harlow are under threat as the supermarket announces the closure of the distribution centre in the town.

Tesco has issued the following statement:

“We’ve been reviewing our distribution network, and have today confirmed plans to close some of our current distribution centres and open new ones that will give our customers a better service and improve working conditions for our colleagues. Colleagues who are affected will be offered jobs at other Tesco sites, including at the two new distribution sites we have confirmed today that we will be opening, in Reading and Dagenham. Two thousand jobs will be created at those sites.”

– Tesco
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Job cuts at Tesco in Harlow

Up to 800 job losses are being reported at a Tesco distribution centre in Harlow. Credit: Ian Nicholson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Up to 800 jobs could be lost in Harlow, Essex with the closure of a Tesco distribution centre.

The supermarket giant is planning to relocate the operation to Reading and Dagenham.

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Tesco statement on '2000 new jobs'

Tesco say 2,000 new jobs at Dagenham and Reading sites Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

In the last hour Tesco released this statement:

“We’ve been reviewing our distribution network, and have today confirmed plans to close some of our current distribution centres and open new ones that will give our customers a better service and improve working conditions for our colleagues."

"Colleagues who are affected will be offered jobs at other Tesco sites, including at the two new distribution sites we have confirmed today that we will be opening, in Reading and Dagenham. Two thousand jobs will be created at those sites.”