Tesco accused of ‘abandoning’ towns after ailing retail giant reveals 43 stores are set to close

In Kirkby, Liverpool, the struggling retail firm has pulled out of a £200m regeneration scheme, which was to create 800 jobs – and residents are not happy

The axing by Tesco of 49 new stores and closure of 43 others has sparked anger from “abandoned” towns.

Residents, who hoped the shops would breathe life into their ­communities, are outraged by the struggling retail giant’s rescue bid .

In Kirkby, Liverpool, Tesco pulled out of a £200million regeneration scheme, which was to create 800 jobs – after 72 homes were destroyed.

Is your Tesco one of those set to close?

Local Cathy ­Rutherford wrote on ­Facebook: “They moved a community out.

“They knocked down the garage, pub, school. We’re left with what is probably soon to be a ghost town.”

Tesco boss Dave Lewis said: “Performance has fallen significantly short of where we would want it to be.”

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Posted on February 2, 2015, in #retail, #uk. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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