Some eight redundancies at Tesco Metro in Broadstairs High Street and more than 20 at the Metro in Northdown Road have been made as part of a national reduction programme by the supermarket giant.
A Tesco spokesman said: “The changes that are currently taking place at our Broadstairs Metro store are part of a wider changes in all of our Metro stores across the UK.”
Last month staff across the country were informed of ‘operational changes’ due to take place at UK Metro stores.
Tesco says it is ‘simplifying and reducing processes and administrative tasks across all 153 Tesco Metro stores”.
The Metro format was originally designed for larger, weekly shops, but now some 70% of customers use them as convenience stores, buying food for that day.
Changes include staff “working more flexibly across the store and a leaner management structure.”
Nationally some 4,500 people have been made redundant by the firm.
Jason Tarry, UK & ROI CEO, said: “In a challenging, evolving retail environment, with increasing cost pressures, we have to continue to review the way we run our stores to ensure we reflect the way our customers are shopping and do so in the most efficient way.
“We do not take any decision which impacts colleagues lightly, but have to make sure we remain relevant for customers and operate a sustainable business now and in the future.”
Tesco has not commented on rumours that it may move to a new site in the town.