A food counter in a Stroud supermarket has now closed. 

The hot deli counter in Tesco, Stratford Road, is now permanently closed. 

The UK’s largest supermarket chain recently said it would extend changes to store management roles, shut remaining counters and hot delis and shut a number of in-store pharmacies as part of the shake-up.

Stroud News and Journal:

“We have seen a significant decrease in demand for our counters over the last few years, and our customers no longer say they are a significant reason for them to come in store and shop with us,” a Tesco spokesperson said.

It added that all affected workers will be offered alternative roles.

It did not say how many staff work on counters and delis.

The retailer also revealed 350 workers will be impacted by a series of localised changes, such as the closure of eight pharmacies and reduced hours at some in-store post offices.