Jack's (store)

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Jack's
Private
IndustryRetail
Founded2018 (2018)
HeadquartersTesco House, ,
Number of locations
10
Area served
United Kingdom
Key people
Dave Lewis (CEO)
Lawrence Harvey (MD)
OwnerTesco plc
Websitewww.jacks-uk.com

Jack's is a British discount supermarket chain based in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, owned by Tesco.[1][2][3]

History[edit]

Exterior of Jack's supermarket in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, the first store using this brand to open in September 2018.

Jack's was founded in 2018 by Tesco as a discount chain to rival stores such as Lidl and Aldi. It is named after the Tesco founder, Jack Cohen. The company opened its first stores in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire and Immingham, Lincolnshire on 20 September 2018.[1] They now operate ten stores across the UK.[4] From May 2019, selected products from Jack's stores will be made available in Tesco stores for the first time.[5]

The store's locations at St Helens, Edge Hill, Walton, Rubery, and Castle Bromwich all previously traded as Tesco Metro stores prior to being converted to the Jack's. Middlewich and Rawtenstall stores previously traded as Tesco superstores before being converted to Jack's. Chatteris and Immingham were built as Tesco superstores which never opened, instead they were subdivided with Jack's taking approximately half the space, the rest being let to other retailers. Barnsley was a new build, built specifically as a Jack's store and located in the car park of the town's Tesco superstore.

In September 2019, Tesco announced that it was planning to axe its first Jack's in Rawtenstall, and refurb the store into a regular Tesco. [6] The company cited demand from the local customers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jordan, Dearbail (19 September 2018). "Tesco chain Jack's takes on Aldi and Lidl". BBC News. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  2. ^ Butler, Sarah (19 September 2018). "Tesco opens discount store Jack's to take on Lidl and Aldi". the Guardian. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  3. ^ Ring, Suzi (19 September 2018). "Tesco Undercuts Lidl and Aldi". Bloomberg. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  4. ^ Jack's stores. Jack's (official website). Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  5. ^ Wells, Liz (8 May 2019). "Tesco adds Jack's products to stores". Talking Retail. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  6. ^ Nazir, Sahar (2019-09-26). "Tesco axes first Jack's store". Retail Gazette. Retrieved 2019-09-29.

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