Immingham Jack’s store gets closing date
Back in January, retail giant Tesco announced that 13 of their Jack’s discount stores would be closing.
There are 130 roles in the seven closing stores and in head office that will be affected by these changes.
Jack’s was launched in 2018 to celebrate the stores centenary and founder, Jack Cohen.
The venture also set out to “gain knowledge from running stores with a low-cost operating model”.
Seven sites will permanently close including the Hull, St Helen’s, Walton, Castle Bromwich, Middlewich, Barnsley and Liverpool North branches.
The Jack’s stores in Chatteris, Immingham, Edgehill, Rubery, Sheffield and Wakefield branches will be transferred to large Tesco stores.
Now, the closing date for the Immingham branch has been announced.
It will close its door for the final time on Monday 14 March 2022, less than a month away.
The site will reopen as a larger Tesco store in April 2022 but no date has been announed as of yet.
When the news was announced 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.
“In turn, this has enabled us to consistently attract new customers to Tesco from our competitors over the last two years and we know they increasingly recognise the value they can find at Tesco. With the learnings from Jack’s now applied, the time is right to focus on ensuring we continue to deliver the best possible value for customers in our core business.
“Our Jack’s brand will continue to be sold across Booker and our symbol brands, bringing great value and quality to even more customers. We want to thank our Jack’s colleagues for all they have done and taught us. Our priority is to find roles within our wider business for all the colleagues who want to stay with us.”.