10th Dec, 2016

Evesham's Tesco to close doors on 24 hour opening

Joshua Godfrey 29th Jan, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

EVESHAM’S Tesco will no longer trade around a clock in a bid by company bosses to boost customers shopping experiences.

Along with 76 stores across the country, the supermarket on Worcester Road will lose its 24-hour trading hours and closes its doors between midnight and 6am, with the changes expected to be rolled out between March 14 and April 11.

Tesco says the move to reduce hours means staff will be freed up to replenish products on the shelves overnight, resulting in better availability of products.

Bosses from the supermarket giant also claim the impact on staff numbers will be ‘minimal.’

Tony Hoggett, Retail Director for Tesco, said: “We’re always thinking about how to serve our customers better in each of our stores and with the growth of online grocery shopping, these stores saw very few customers during the night.

“It makes much more sense for colleagues at those stores to focus on replenishing the shelves instead and making sure they’re fully stocked when they open their doors at 6am.

“We’ll continue to make changes in store in ways that will make shopping at Tesco a better experience for our customers, at the times they want to shop.”