Tesco is converting some One Stop stores to its Tesco Express brand, which it claims will “better serve” local communities.

The multiple began conversions in November last year, which betterRetailing understands will affect around 50 branches.

Users on social media confirmed “nearly half a dozen” One Stops in Manchester were already in the process of being converted.

A spokesperson from Tesco told betterRetailing: “We are rebranding a number of One Stop stores to Tesco Express. “We believe the Express brand will better serve these communities, offering a broader range of both branded and Tesco own-branded products, as well as more fresh food and food to go.

“We expect the stores to open under the Tesco Express brand early this year.”