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Tesco to relocate to Widnes distribution warehouse

18 Feb 2010, 16:39

Tesco is closing its 298,820 sq ft warehouse on the Stakehill Industrial Estate in Middleton and relocating work to Widnes.

The twenty year old warehouse handles chilled and cold storage distribution for the North West and is due to close in July. A total of 620 staff will be affected by the relocation, but Tesco said they will be offered work at other sites.

The 528,000 sq ft chilled distribution facility in Widnes is part of Stobart's Mersey Multimodal Gateway, 3MG, which provides service to a range of customers. Last year, Stobart borrowed £29m in the form of an asset-backed loan to finish work on the facility which was completed in July.

The Tesco move means logistics giant Eddie Stobart, part of Stobart Group, is taking over a distribution contract from Wincanton.

Tesco Distribution signed a 35-year lease on the Middleton distribution centre, which still has 14 years to run, after the freehold was bought for £28m by the Starion Group from Prupim.

Tesco regards the Middleton site too small with not much room to expand.

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busteds we losing jobs…

comment by mantas | 19/02/2010 07:53:38


any advice on how too apply for a post at new site…

comment by colin | 19/02/2010 17:49:19


could always try the eddie stobart site i guess...

http://www.stobartgroup.co.uk/Careers/Corporate/Vacancies/…

comment by me | 19/02/2010 19:04:29


look at www.halton.gov.uk go on job vacancies and find link for 3mg jobs you can register your interest for an application pack…

comment by marg | 20/02/2010 11:08:34


what alternative sites can tesco relocate the 620 staff from stakehill…

comment by alan | 22/02/2010 15:57:11


any one been taken on at the new warehouse yet widnes and are they still taking on …

comment by mark | 01/04/2010 07:34:24


hi der i was just wondering on how to apply for the latest vacancies at tesco widnes ?…

comment by graham morris | 14/05/2010 14:27:20


Hi Im interested in working in the new Tesco warehouse in Widnes but cant seem to find anything on vacancies there, could someone please guild me in the right direction, Im willing to start asap, thank you.…

comment by Tracey | 09/06/2010 17:43:22


there are a few in the widnes job centre or try best connection that's where i got mine from got me induction today can't wait.…

comment by thomas | 14/06/2010 12:05:45


I had my interview for Tesco Widnes on 27th May, i was told Tesco were running behind on the alcohol and drugs test you have to pass and was advised i would receive an app for this in the post within 2-3wks, well my interview was 4wks ago and i am getting worried. Job centre gave me a phone number which was incorrect, then the 2nd phone number was also incorrect and the 3rd phone number i was told they would ring me back and they haven't. Is anyone else out there still waiting for drugs and alcohol test??…

comment by Kim | 27/06/2010 10:32:43


Re waiting for drugs test i have also been waiting for 5 weeks, so have others i know.…

comment by Darren | 02/07/2010 09:39:00


Hey, I have been working there for a month, and all that our supervisors have told us, is that they are being on the D.A.A tests... Plus it is really really busy in there atm, so i should imagine, they will start getting in touch with people really soon.…

comment by ihatedre | 03/07/2010 10:25:54


Hello everybody !
I am also interested about the TESCO Widnes . Does anyone know any contact telefon number to get job there ? …

comment by Jimmy | 16/07/2010 11:12:03


i am also,interesting to have some job from tesco warehouse if some body know how to get some contact,,in this"s,place.!please text me! on this"s number.{+447899051775}…

comment by david soares | 18/08/2010 15:04:24


how do you ring them if there is no number…

comment by alun | 27/04/2011 14:47:57


Tesco Job Vacancies http://www.jobcentrejobvacancies.org.uk/Tesco-Job-Vacancies.html Are you looking to begin your career? Then start now to apply for Tesco job vacancies. Tesco is the leading grocery retailer in UK and the fourth largest retailer in the world in terms of revenues. Historically speaking, Tesco started its operation in 1965 and progressed slowly as the years passed by until it reached its dramatic growth. At present, it is serves as the second largest among all retailers in UK. Because of its bigness, there are always job vacancies available to all job seekers. At present, Tesco is a major employer in UK and it provided more than 260,000 jobs. Globally, it offered more than 468,000 job opportunities. Tesco job vacancies are always available in different stores and in their job offices. Job vacancies at Tesco suit the capability of each unique individual. Not only that, Tesco job vacancies also fit the availability of time of everyone who desires to be an employer there. Part-time and full-time jobs are available. Another good thing is that shift-swapping is possible. Graduates, undergraduates and even students can apply to a job that they want. Jobs can be anything from schemes for graduation, to accountants, to sales assistants and delivery drivers. Everybody is welcome at Tesco and they guarantee that everyone can work in a way that suits their circumstances Customer Assistant, among the common job offer in Tesco, involves the task of assisting customers so that they will have the best pick that they are looking for. Since Tesco is very particular about achieving high level of customer satisfaction, being a Customer Assistant is important since they are the front liners in terms of dealing with the customers. There are also job vacancies at Tesco Head Office in the field of Business Development, Commercial Product Development (clothing, food and non-food), Corporate Affairs, Corporate Marketing, Corporate Purchasing, Finance, Group Security and Loss Prevention, IT, Operations Development, Personnel, Property, Supply Chain/Store Ordering, Telecoms and Tesco Mobile, and UK Support Office. Each department needs administrators and coordinators, supervisors and managers, so jobs are always accessible for people who possess those needed talents and abilities. If you opt to work in the Tesco store and you possess the required skills, you may consider applying for Store Assistant. With many stores across the UK, and a variety of roles, they are always in need of people who are passionate Store Assistants. At Tesco, there are five different store formats where they could assign you. One is their Express stores that offer customers great value, quality and fresh food. Another is their Metro stores that cater for thousands of busy customers each week and offer a tailored range of food products. Third is the Superstores that provide a larger range of products and include non-food ranges like DVDs and books. The other two are Extra stores and Homeplus stores that provide the best non-food products. Tesco really offers various job opportunities. So if you want to build career at Tesco, apply now, be hired and expect that you will have a good start in developing your career.…

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