Tesco store asks sunbathing customers to cover up

Thursday 18 July 2013 10.44
Tesco says the move is designed to make all shoppers feel comfortable
Tesco says the move is designed to make all shoppers feel comfortable

A Tesco store located near a popular beach resort in the UK has told shoppers wearing bikinis and swimwear to cover up.

The Tesco Express outlet on East Street in Newquay, Cornwall is asking customers to wear a t-shirt and shoes when popping in from the nearby beach.

The supermarket giant said beach users were being asked to cover up so that all customers felt "comfortable" while shopping.

A Tesco spokesman said: "In stores such as this one which are close to the beach, we ask that customers wear a t-shirt and shoes.

"Whilst we know that many people like to quickly pop in, we ask that people are considerate of others, as we want all of our customers to feel comfortable when shopping."

Thousands of people arrive in Newquay each summer to enjoy the beach, sea, surf and nightlife.

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