Tesco reopens parts of its stores after initial lockdown 2.0 confusion


Tesco has made another big turn and reopened sections of its stores after barricading “non-essential” items from customers in lockdown confusion.The retail giant has ordered the grand reopening of its upper floors in multi-level stores across England, which were initially stuck in Lockdown 2.0.

Customers were baffled to find “non-essential” items blocked by walls of garlands, chocolates and Lynx Africa stacked at the foot of escalators.

Tesco security guards monitored random barricades, leaving shoppers unable to purchase items including clothing, electronics, household items and toys.

It comes just weeks after Tesco came under fire for falsely banning customers from purchasing tampons as ‘non-essential’ products when the Wales firewall was locked down.

Buyers were disappointed they were unable to access items, including housewares and clothing, at the start of England’s second lockdown.

Photo taken in a Tesco in Streatham, South London

A parent was furious when they discovered beers were being used to block access to children’s clothing at a store in Walsall, West Midlands.

Speaking to Twitter, another marketer said, “Seriously, what’s going on? Tesco has started segregating the ‘non-essential’ areas of their stores like the mad in Wales, why?

“We’re just going to shop online or elsewhere. ”

While another admitted to getting his wares from Asda instead, who kept his mezzanine open.

Tesco shoppers were outraged to find parts of the store blocked by a liquor wall

Non-essential items are sealed at a Tesco store in Cardiff

Asda explained that it was “not required to close the aisles” and could continue to sell its usual line of products because it was seen as a critical retailer.

Tesco has since confirmed that it reopened its upper floors on Saturday morning, with all return items on sale.

A spokesperson said, “Our mezzanine levels are open again for customers in all of our stores. ”

Tesco has more than doubled its online delivery slots to 1.5 million per week amid a surge in demand during England’s second lockdown.

The supermarket was also criticized during the firewall lockdown in Wales when customers were banned from buying tampons

The store has already published its Christmas delivery slots and encourages people to shop in-store when possible amid high demand online.

A spokesperson added: “There is always a high demand for our online service, so we encourage you to shop in-store if you are able to, where we have a number of security measures. in place.

“To help more people shop in-store at quieter or more convenient times, we have extended the hours of operation of many of our stores, although most remain closed overnight.

“We have more than doubled the number of online slots to 1.5 million every week.

“It’s about helping anyone who can’t shop in-store – especially our most vulnerable customers – so they can access our service online.”


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