Tesco distribution centres shut

Tesco has said it will close three distribution centres and reduce staff elsewhere. The supermarket chain said those affected will be offered jobs at other Tesco sites.

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Three Tesco distribution centres to close

Tesco are closing the following distribution centres:

  • Weybridge in Surrey which employs approximately 650 staff
  • Harlow in Essex which employs approximately 800 staff
  • Chesterfield in Derbyshire which employs approximately 400 staff

In addition Magor, in Monmouthshire, will reduce by approximately 150 staff and Welham Green, in Hertfordshire, by 70.

Tesco said staff would be offered alternative roles at other Tesco sites, including two new distribution centres at Reading and Dagenham where approximately 2,000 jobs will be created.

Tesco to close a number of distribution centres

Tesco has confirmed a number of its distribution centres are set to close. The retailer said employees affected by the closures would be offered jobs at other Tesco sites, including two new distribution centres in Reading and Dagenham.

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.

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