RETAILER Tesco has confirmed that it is shutting more than one in every 10 million of its UK stores.A light forever extinguished
The announcement is a bitter blow for the business, which at the end of 2014 had delivered on their mission statement promising there would be a Tesco visible from any given point in the UK.
But falling revenues means the retailer is closing stores, including the three on the uninhabited Orkney islet of Damsay and the controversial Tesco Express built in the whispering gallery of St Pauls Cathedral.
Tesco shopper Norman Steele said: Nothing can replace my local Tesco, its like a second home to me. A generic, corporate home.
But with the Tesco at the end of my road closed, where will I go when I need to be comfortingly told theres an unexpected item in the bagging area?
I suppose theres the Tesco Extra on the way home, or the Tesco Metro at the other end of the road, or at a push I could use the Tesco Express across the street.
But they wont replace the hole where there used to be a Tesco in my heart.
Tesco have yet to confirm whether the downsizing will affect the scheduled opening of their store at the International Space Station in August.