A new discount supermarket chain from Tesco could be launched as early as September with adverts for staff already on recruitment websites.
The supermarket chain refused to provide further detail on the new chain when approached for comment, but Retail Sector can confirm the company has been advertising for new staff in stores that will be “operated separately from the core Tesco business”.
Job descriptions add that “benefits offered will be different from those offered at Tesco”, and the roles advertised in the “new store format” are based in Chatteris, Clapham and Immingham.
It is thought that the outlets will offer discount alcohol with a job advert for store manager at the Clapham site saying staff must be over 18 as the role involves working “beers, wines and spirits”.
A report by The Guardian said the new chain could be named Jack’s, after a division of Tesco tried to register the name. On Sunday reports said the supermarket giant could be opening as many as 60 stores.
Workers made redundant at Tesco Metro stores closing to make way for the new discount chain, will be made to reapply for their jobs according to same paper.