Tesco is to introduce a series of changes across its stores as it aims to “further simplify” the business which will include the closure of counters in 90 stores, a move to self-serve hot food in colleague kitchens, less layout changes and a simpler way of managing stock, impacting an estimated 9,000 jobs.
Like-for-like sales in the UK grew by 1.2 per cent in 19-week period to 5 January 2019 whilst Booker grew by 9.6 per cent.
Tesco and Volkswagen are to roll out over 2,400 EV charging bays powered by Pod Point across 600 Tesco stores within the next three years to create the largest UK retail electric vehicle charging network.
Grocery sales rose 3.2 per cent £26.3 billion in the 12 weeks to 7th October driven by strong growth at the discounters and online specialist Ocado.
Tesco is on track to deliver £60 million of synergies from its take over of Booker, the retailer said in its results for the first half.