End of the line for Homeplus
Tesco has axed it Homeplus non-food chain, with its remaining stores closing next month.
The chain has announced that it is to close its remaining six Homeplus stores, which sell Tesco's full product offer, including furniture and homewares, except food.
Half of the chain was closed in March as part of a wider 43-store closure plan.
The Bracknell, Bristol, Denton, Nottingham, Preston and Wirral Bromborough branches will close on 27 June, with the potential loss of 450 jobs.
‘We've taken the difficult decision to close our remaining six Homeplus stores. Our priority is now to explain what this announcement means for our colleagues and wherever possible, offer them alternative roles with Tesco,’ says a Tesco spokesman.
The stores will not be converted to supermarkets. The chain began experimenting with the warehouse format stores in 2005 as the major supermarkets rushed to enter the non-food market.