Tesco Stays Loyal to AndoverWorried Tesco shoppers can sleep soundly in their beds tonight, with the knowledge that Tesco will not be closing any stores in the area.

Tesco warned in early January that they would be closing 43 unprofitable stores and speculation was rife that Andover would be hard hit with four stores in Andover itself, The Tesco Extra on River Way and three Tesco Metros on the outskirts of Andover.

Tesco endured a 0.3% fall in like-for-like store sales over the six-week Christmas period.

Tesco will also abandon its headquarters in Cheshunt in 2016, after more than 40 years and 49 stores in the pipeline are being cancelled.

The Tesco stores subject to closure are listed below.

Tesco Express stores:

Bearwood

Belvedere

Church Street Ballymena

Heaton Chapel

Heybridge Essex

Houghton Regis

Liverpool Kensington

Longbridge Road Barking

Northfield Birmingham

Raymouth Lane Worksop

Sheffield Manor

South Tottenham High Road

Tredegar

Troon

Walsall Wood

Wealdstone

Whitley Bay

York Road Hartlepool

 

Tesco Metro stores:

Bicester

Bootle

Caerphilly

Crossgates

Devizes

Grangemouth

Mexborough

Morecambe

Ormskirk

Runcorn

Smethwick

Woodseats

 

Tesco Superstores:

Bedlington

Chatham

Connswater

Cregagh Road

Doncaster

Kirkcaldy

Wrexham Doods Lane

 

Tesco Homeplus:

Bristol Cribbs

Chelmsford

Chester

Edinburgh

Southampton

Staines

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