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Re: Changes to T3sco Metr0
« Reply #25 on: 18-06-21, 11:24AM »
Site manager job title went years ago, it’s now express store manager
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Re: Changes to T3sco Metr0
« Reply #26 on: 19-06-21, 01:10PM »
We should call them all either.

Arkrights and granvilles for store managers and other managers

or

Reg Holdsworths and Curly watts.

would be a lot easier.

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Re: Changes to T3sco Metr0
« Reply #27 on: 22-06-21, 11:43AM »
We have not been told anything about another heat map right hours right place in our Metro store. Anyone got any more information. Will they make people redundant again if your availability and score don't match up to tesco needs.

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Re: Changes to T3sco Metr0
« Reply #28 on: 22-06-21, 03:14PM »
By the sounds of it, it's not just a format name change to Express or Superstore, it seems that they're rolling out structural changes to these stores on a store by store basis, might take a bit of time for it to hit your store, but definitely looks like they're going to be either making cuts or in the minority of these changed stores, increasing hours.

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Re: Changes to T3sco Metr0
« Reply #29 on: 22-06-21, 05:06PM »
I am surprised our store is going to a express. We are crazy busy. With 80 plus delivery cages every day apart from a Sunday. Then we have milk and bread on top. We are one of the top performing stores for our size. We are not very big for a metro tho. You can't pull cages onto the shop floor as just far to many people shopping. Watch this space
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Re: Changes to T3sco Metr0
« Reply #30 on: 22-06-21, 09:30PM »
Our metro is only small and takes 400k a week. We get 80 cages a day then milk and bread on top. We have huge queues for the tills. We are city centre next to a uni also. I was surprised we got put down to a express.

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Re: Changes to T3sco Metr0
« Reply #31 on: 22-06-21, 10:59PM »
As far as I know the only metros going to a superstore name are those with a car park , nothing to do with takings

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Re: Changes to T3sco Metr0
« Reply #32 on: 06-07-21, 09:33PM »
Any one heard anything more on this topic.  Job cuts and so on. Gone quiet now, Thanks.
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Re: Changes to T3sco Metr0
« Reply #33 on: 08-07-21, 09:18AM »
They take one sign down and replace it with another, thats about it.

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Re: Changes to T3sco Metr0
« Reply #34 on: 08-07-21, 06:34PM »
So they have a completely different structure in some expresses with an actual store manager, and a team manager… but others they just have a site manager??

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Re: Changes to T3sco Metr0
« Reply #35 on: 08-07-21, 08:13PM »
My store is changing from a Metro to an Express. Next weekend we are expecting major repricing (over 6000 labels) and remerching in several departments to bring us in line with the Express format. I dread to think how much business we will end up losing, we are still down on pre pandemic levels due to the town centre being quieter than previously that this feels like another nail in the coffin.

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Re: Changes to T3sco Metr0
« Reply #36 on: 09-07-21, 06:18PM »
So they have a completely different structure in some expresses with an actual store manager, and a team manager… but others they just have a site manager??

Every express has a store manager, some store managers run two stores and are known as dual site store managers, the job title of "site manager" in express was changed to store manager in about 2011. Structure in express is, store manager, shift leaders and ca's. 
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Re: Changes to T3sco Metr0
« Reply #37 on: 09-07-21, 06:25PM »
So that means the team managers that are in place will go??? As a metro has a team manager.

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Re: Changes to T3sco Metr0
« Reply #38 on: 09-07-21, 07:09PM »
If the recategorisation of Metros is dependent on whether it has on-site parking or not, then depending on the correlation of on-site parking to sales, if it's positive, then these stores will become superstore and the factor of store takings in categorisation of store will maintain it's integrity.

If it's not correlated, then the implications are that takings will no longer be a factor/a lesser factor in store categorisations as we would then have some Metro turned Expresses taking more than some Metro turned superstores, store structure and staff numbers are currently heavily dependent on store takings (you can't really justify having a store manager, 3 lead managers, 6 team managers, a few shift Leaders and 65 ca's in a superstore that takes £300k a week while at the same time a Metro turned Express is taking £1 million a week with 1 Store Manager, 5 shift leaders and 20 ca's).

If car parking is nothing to do with the decision on which stores are Superstores and which are Expresses and it is based on takings (as it should be) then there may be a recategorisation on Express formats (currently cat 1-cat 4), to be cat 1- cat 6, with cat 5 snd cat 6 Express stores requiring a Team Manager (essentially Metros current structure) while cat 7's to cat 10's go with Superstore/Extra structure.

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Re: Changes to T3sco Metr0
« Reply #40 on: 07-08-21, 10:59AM »
No doubt the move to express pricing is just the first change for the metros that did not become large format stores, far more to all this than meets the eye in my own opinion.
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Re: Changes to T3sco Metr0
« Reply #41 on: 08-08-21, 09:56PM »
Inclined to agree Penguin.

I'd imagine the Metros who have converted to Express must have a far higher head count than they would've done if they solely opened as an Express years ago?

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Re: Changes to T3sco Metr0
« Reply #42 on: 08-08-21, 10:31PM »
Anything happening with opening hours on Sunday?

Will they keep 6 hours of trading or go longer opening times?

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Re: Changes to T3sco Metr0
« Reply #43 on: 08-08-21, 11:08PM »
Sunday opening times is based off the shop floor space, though I can't remember the exact number, if the shop floor area is larger than what's stipulated, it falls under sunday trading rules (i.e can't be open past 4pm), it doesn't matter if there's Express signage on the shop or not.

As for the price differences, this is due to the shop floor space as well as amount of stock ordered, the more stock is bought in bulk the cheaper it becomes,  typically Express stores are limited on space and therefore Tesco puts a premium on it, if sales are also not strong enough however, then the amount ordered in wouldn't be enough to see the cost savings on bulk buying therefore rather than have a mass of stock not selling on the backstock possibly going out of code, they have a more reactive sales order model.
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Re: Changes to T3sco Metr0
« Reply #44 on: 09-08-21, 07:35AM »
I know of a few stores where regular shoppers are going to other shops now. Our store use to take  crazy money. I can see it losing lots off money. I would say we have lost 40 percent of customers now.  Maybe more. Can not say much on our deliveries being smaller as everywhere is struggling to get a full one.

Any one heard about job losses possibly happening? We have no staff as it is
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Re: Changes to T3sco Metr0
« Reply #45 on: 09-08-21, 12:55PM »
Anything happening with opening hours on Sunday?

Will they keep 6 hours of trading or go longer opening times?

Sunday opening times is based off the shop floor space, though I can't remember the exact number, if the shop floor area is larger than what's stipulated, it falls under sunday trading rules (i.e can't be open past 4pm), it doesn't matter if there's Express signage on the shop or not.

As for the price differences, this is due to the shop floor space as well as amount of stock ordered, the more stock is bought in bulk the cheaper it becomes,  typically Express stores are limited on space and therefore Tesco puts a premium on it, if sales are also not strong enough however, then the amount ordered in wouldn't be enough to see the cost savings on bulk buying therefore rather than have a mass of stock not selling on the backstock possibly going out of code, they have a more reactive sales order model.

Tesco will just reduce shop floor space to get the store below the requirements for longer trading times on Sunday if they go down that route.

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Re: Changes to T3sco Metr0
« Reply #46 on: 09-08-21, 02:20PM »
https://www.acs.org.uk/advice/trading-hours a little info for interested persons.
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Re: Changes to T3sco Metr0
« Reply #47 on: 09-08-21, 03:23PM »
Sunday opening times is based off the shop floor space, though I can't remember the exact number, if the shop floor area is larger than what's stipulated, it falls under sunday trading rules (i.e can't be open past 4pm), it doesn't matter if there's Express signage on the shop or not.
Just wondering if a shop that is larger than what is allowed could partition off part of the shop on Sundays to allow them to stay open longer?
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Re: Changes to T3sco Metr0
« Reply #48 on: 09-08-21, 04:38PM »
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This area includes all parts of the shop you use to display goods and serve customers. You can’t get around the restrictions by closing off parts of your shop on certain days.


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Re: Changes to T3sco Metr0
« Reply #49 on: 10-08-21, 03:50AM »
I know of a few stores where regular shoppers are going to other shops now. Our store use to take  crazy money. I can see it losing lots off money. I would say we have lost 40 percent of customers now.  Maybe more. Can not say much on our deliveries being smaller as everywhere is struggling to get a full one.

Any one heard about job losses possibly happening? We have no staff as it is

Overtime and base hours go on sales. If sales are lower it will result in less overtime to start with and then if it continues the future recruitment may be affected. Over a more prolonged period the level of cover in the store could be addressed but depending on turnover of colleagues it may take a while.