Tesco has announced that petrol stations at 37 of its stores will be converted to pay-at-pump only during overnight hours.
The move is part of a shake-up of its night-time employment which will move overnight stock replenishment into the daytime in 36 large stores and 49 convenience stores.
The company said that by moving overnight stock replenishment to daytime trading hours, it can ensure more colleagues are available on the shop floor to help customers at peak times.
It added: “This, combined with other recent changes including the proposed closure of seven Jack’s stores, will put around 1,600 roles at risk of redundancy across our business, but we aim to offer alternative roles at Tesco for as many colleagues as we can.
“We currently have around 3,000 vacancies in our business, and we will work individually with each affected colleague to support them during this period of change and help them to find another role.”
Tesco UK and ROI CEO, Jason Tarry said: “We operate in a highly competitive and fast-paced market and our customers are shopping differently, especially since the start of the pandemic.
“We are always looking at how we can run our business as simply and efficiently as possible, so that we can re-invest in the things that matter most to customers. The changes we are announcing today will help us do this.”