Counter changes re­sult in loss of job

Perthshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - Me­lanie Bonn

Perth’s Tesco Metro on South Street is soon to lose the cheese and meat deli counter. The move fol­lows the store’s bak­ery sec­tion go­ing self-ser­vice.

Re­gard­ing the demise of the manned deli counter, the su­per­mar­ket chain is mak­ing sim­i­lar changes to smaller Metro stores all over the coun­try, blam­ing a slump in de­mand.

Prod­ucts from the cold counter would now, where pos­si­ble, be found pre-packed in other parts of the shop.

The PA un­der­stands that one staff mem­ber at South Street has been made re­dun­dant and an­other moved within the store as a re­sult of the changes.

A Tesco spokesper­son said:“Across the UK we’re mak­ing some changes in a num­ber of our stores, in­clud­ing Perth, to help us run them more sim­ply and de­liver the best pos­si­ble ser­vice for cus­tomers.

“Where there have been changes to a col­league’s role we have worked with them to en­sure they are fully sup­ported.”

He ex­plained that while the cheese and meat part of the counter would cease, a big­ger range of hot meat prod­ucts will be mov­ing to the front of store.

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