Tesco to scrap 24-hour shopping at Consett and Bishop Auckland stores

Supermarket giant Tesco has announced that a further 30 of its stores will cease 24-hour trading.

The changes come shortly after several stores reduced their opening hours last month. Branches affected by the latest shake-up include the Tesco Extra stores at Consett and Bishop Auckland.

Revised opening times will see the stores opening from 6am until midnight under the new plans which come into effect from 7th November.

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

“We understand this may be disruptive for some colleagues and where there have been changes to a colleague’s role we are working with them to ensure they are fully supported.”

Tesco has already scrapped 24-hour opening at its Hexham and Sunderland stores, whilst round-the-clock opening still exists at the chain’s Kingston Park, Trinity Square, North Shields and Newton Aycliffe stores.