CUSTOMERS in Stalybridge will find a counter at Tesco supermarket open only on a part-time basis after the shopping giant decided to cut its hours of operation.
And the cold delicatessen section is set to shut completely.
Tesco has been considering the future of a number of departments as it looks to cut costs.
And the store in the centre of Stalybridge has not escaped the shake-up with its fish, hot food and meat counters remaining open but with reduced opening hours.
The cold deli counter, which stands opposite, will be closing completely.
Other stores in the area are also being affected, with the supermarket in Greenfield seeing all its counters operating on a part-time basis.
However, at the Tesco Extra store in Hattersley all will be closing.
Tesco says it is making the decision as customers have less time available to shop too, meaning they are using counters less frequently.
Staff caught up in the changes will be helped out, with redeployment opportunities wherever possible being offered.
And the closure or part closure of counters will not reduce the range of products available to shoppers.
A Tesco spokesman said: “Following a recent review we are making changes to the counters offer at a number of stores.
“We have been communicating the changes within each store to customers and have been supporting those colleagues affected.”