Troubled supermarket giant Tesco has confirmed the locations of 43 of its stores across the UK which will close this spring, which include seven superstores stocking the F&F fashion brand.
The move will see 2,000 members of staff made redundant.
In total, 18 Express shops, 12 Metro stores, seven superstores and six Homeplus Tesco stores are shutting their doors.
Superstore closures include Kirkcaldy, Doncaster and Chatham.
The Express and Home Plus stores will close on March 15, while the Tesco Metro shops and Superstores will close on April 4.
Plans to expand Tesco’s store portfolio with 49 new developments have also been shelved as part of new chief executive Dave Lewis’ cost-cutting measures. The cuts will deliver savings of £250m per year with a one-off cost of £300m.
Lewis said: “The decision to close the stores has been exceptionally difficult to take. I recognise it will affect many hard working colleagues, our customers and local communities. Our priority is to explain what this announcement means for our colleagues and wherever possible, offer them alternative roles with Tesco. We will continue to serve our customers through other local stores and our dotcom service.”
The full list of stores includes-
Cregagh Road Superstore
Wrexham Dodds Lane Superstore
Bearwood Express store
Belvedere Express store
Church Street Ballymena Express store
Heaton Chapel Express store
Heybridge Essex Express store
Houghton Regis Express store
Liverpool Kensington Express store
Longbridge Road Barking Express store
Northfield Birmingham Express store
Raymouth Lane Worksop Express store
Sheffield Manor Express store
South Tottenham High Road Express store
Tredegar Express store
Troon Express store
Walsall Wood Express store
Wealdstone Express store
Whitley Bay Express store
York Road Hartlepool Express store
Bicester Metro store
Bootle Metro store
Caerphilly Metro store
Crossgates Metro store
Devizes Metro store
Grangemouth Metro store
Mexborough Metro store
Morecambe Metro store
Ormskirk Metro store
Runcorn Metro store
Smethwick Metro store
Woodseats Metro store
Bristol Cribbs Homeplus