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Tesco revealed 43 stores that are to be closed

TescoTesco has revealed the stores that are to be closed, following its trading statement from January 8, 2015, that it will close 43 unprofitable stores.

Eighteen Express stores, 12 metro stores, seven superstores and six Home Plus outlets will be closed, affecting around 2,000 jobs.

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The Express and Home Plus stores will close on March 15, with the superstores and metros following on April 4.

Tesco boss Dave Lewis said: "We will continue to serve our customers through other local stores and our dotcom service."

Stores

Bearwood - Express
Belvedere - Express
Church Street Ballymena - Express
Heaton Chapel - Express
Heybridge Essex - Express
Houghton Regis - Express
Liverpool Kensington - Express
Longbridge Road Barking - Express
Northfield Birmingham - Express
Raymouth Lane Worksop - Express
Sheffield Manor - Express
South Tottenham High Road - Express
Tredegar - Express
Troon - Express
Walsall Wood - Express
Wealdstone - Express
Whitley Bay - Express
York Road Hartlepool - Express

Bicester - Metro
Bootle - Metro
Caerphilly - Metro
Crossgates - Metro
Devizes - Metro
Grangemouth - Metro
Mexborough - Metro
Morecombe - Metro
Ormskirk - Metro
Runcorn - Metro
Smethwick - Metro
Woodseats - Metro

Bedlington - Superstore
Chatham - Superstore
Connswater - Superstore
Cregagh Road - Superstore
Doncaster - Superstore
Kirkcaldy - Superstore
Wrexham Dodds Lane - Superstore

Bristol Cribbs - Homeplus
Chelmsford - Homeplus
Chester - Homeplus
Edinburgh - Homeplus
Southampton - Homeplus
Staines - Homeplus

Tesco sales over the holiday period were down just 0.3% on the year before, and up 0.1% if fuel sales are included. Overall, comparable sales for the three months to the beginning of January were down by 2.9%.

Tesco's chief executive, Dave Lewis, said the firm was "facing the reality of the situation," and was "seeing the benefits of listening to our customers".




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