REVEALED: Tesco scrapping 24-hour shopping at ‘one in four big stores’

76 Tesco stories set to scrap 24-hour shopping
76 Tesco stories set to scrap 24-hour shopping
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Shoppers may no longer be able to make late-night shopping runs to Tesco after the supermarket giant announced plans to scrap 24-hour openings at one in four of its biggest stores.

A total of 76 stores will now revert back to shutting at midnight after Tesco bosses conceded it is not doing enough trade during the night and the concept is financially damaging the firm.

The cutback comes as Tesco supremo boss Dave Lewis attempts to win back customers who have flocked to discount supermarkets such as Aldi and Lidl.

The move to reduce the number of 24-hour stores comes 20 years after the first Tesco opened through the night.

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 at 6am.”

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Here is the list of stores affected:

Addlestone Extra

Barnstaple Superstore

Basildon Extra

Bexhill Superstore

Bishops Stortford Superstore

Bridlington Superstore

Buckingham Superstore

Burnage Superstore

Catterick Garrison Superstore

Cefn Mawr Superstore

Cheltenham Superstore

Chepstow Superstore

Chichester Extra

Cirencester Extra

Clay Cross Extra

Clitheroe Superstore

Clowne Superstore

Congleton Superstore

Coventry Walsgrave Superstore

Cumbernauld Extra

Derby Mickleover Superstore

Dereham Extra

Dingwall Mart Road Superstore

Dunfermline Extra

East Didsbury Superstore

Evesham Worcester Road Superstore

Exmouth Superstore

Flitwick Superstore

Formby Superstore

Fulbourn Cherryhinton Superstore

Glossop Superstore

Gloucester Brockworth Extra

Gloucester Superstore

Goole Boothferry Road Superstore

Halifax Aachen Way Superstore

Hall Green Superstore, Solihull

Harlow Church Langley Superstore

Haverfordwest Extra

Helston Superstore

Hemsworth Superstore

Hereford Abbotsmead Superstore

Hertford Superstore

Hexham Extra

High Wycombe Loudwater Superstore

Hinckley Superstore

Ingleby Barwick Superstore

Inverurie Extra

Leicester Extra

Leighton Buzzard Superstore

Lewisham Superstore

Littlehampton Superstore

Lowestoft Leisure Way Superstore

Maldon Extra

March Hostmoor Ave Superstore

Mold Superstore

Nottingham Carlton Superstore

Orpington Extra

Royston Extra

Sheffield Infirmary Superstore

Skegness Superstore

Sleaford Superstore

South Wigston Superstore, Leicester

St Austell Superstore

Stoke-on-Trent Superstore, Kidsgrove

Stroud Superstore

Sudbury Superstore

Taunton Superstore

Toton Extra

Truro Superstore

Uttoxeter Superstore

Walsall Brownhills Superstore

Welshpool Superstore

Whitehaven Superstore

Whitstable Extra

Woolwich Extra

Workington Superstore