Tesco to close Jack’s chain of discount shops
Tesco have announced closure of their 13 discounted Jack’s stores less than four years from the launch.
They have stated 6 of the stores will become a Tesco superstore and the rest will be permanently closed.
The Immingham store was first opened back in 2018 to be: “The cheapest in town”.
It was created to mark 100 years and in reference to the founder, Jack Cohen.
The closures are said to affect about 130 jobs across all 13 stores.
Affected staff are said to be offered new roles.
Jason Tarry, the chief executive of Tesco UK and Ireland, said: “We have learnt a huge amount from Jack’s and this has helped Tesco become more competitive, more efficient and strengthened our value proposition, including through the launch of Aldi price match.”
Tesco also revealed it is closing meat, fish and deli counters in 317 of it’s stores.
Jack’s branded products will still be available in stores supplied by Booker.
“Our Jack’s brand will continue to be sold across Booker and our symbol brands, bringing great value and quality to even more customers.”.
It is currently not known which of the stores will become converted.