United Kingdom
West Midlands; Herefordshire; Worcestershire and Warwickshire
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale In Non-Specialised Stores
47.11 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating

225 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
29 June 2015
Employment effect (start)
15 August 2015
Foreseen end date


UK supermarket retailer, Tesco has announced plans to close one of its stores in Birmingham which will result in the loss of 225 jobs.

Tesco has decided not to renew the lease for the site. The company has informed all staff that they are at risk of redundancy and it has started a 45 day formal consultation process with  the union, Usdaw. Originally opened in 1977, the store will close on 15 August 2015. The store faced competition from other larger stores in the surrounding area. In January 2015, Tesco announced that it was closing 43 stores across the United Kingdom after a number of years of falling profitability.


  • 29 June 2015: Birmingham Post
  • 29 June 2015: Birmingham Mail
  • 30 June 2015: The business desk


Eurofound (2015), Tesco, Closure in United Kingdom, factsheet number 83867, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/83867.