Tesco has named the 43 stores it will close as part of its plans to reinvigorate the business.
The closures include 18 Express stores, 12 Metro stores, seven superstores and six Homeplus stores across the UK.
They include a Metro store in Bicester, Oxfordshire, which C-Store has identified as the most Tesco-dominated town in the UK in terms of store numbers per head of population.
The closures will affect around 2,000 jobs.
Tesco CEO Dave Lewis said: “In January I announced that our performance as a business has fallen significantly short of where we would want it to be and that to protect the future of the business in the UK we would close 43 unprofitable stores.
“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.”
See the full list of store closures below.
Tesco Express stores:
Church Street Ballymena
Longbridge Road Barking
Raymouth Lane Worksop
South Tottenham High Road
York Road Hartlepool
Tesco Metro stores:
Wrexham Doods Lane