Tesco scraps its first-ever Jack’s store

Tesco has confirmed it is closing the first-ever discount Jack’s store, only around a year after it unveiled its new concept.

The store in Rawtenstall, East Lancashire, was the first ever discount store that the ‘Big Four Grocer’ opened as it looked to rival the German discount supermarkets Aldi and Lidl. It will now be replaced by a 40,000sq ft Tesco store following customer feedback. 

Jason Tarry, Tesco UK CEO, said: “We are really pleased to be bringing Tesco back to Rawtenstall in time for Christmas. We have listened to customer feedback and look forward to serving customers in the refreshed store.”

The store is set to formally transfer over on the 20 October with the new Tesco store opening on 21 November. Tesco added that all employees of the Jack’s store will be transferred with new opportunities also available.

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