Tesco is set to close or convert 13 Jack’s discount stores, including one in Cambridgeshire, and cut 317 counters in its supermarkets where it has seen “weakest demand”.
The change will affect a large number of employees, although the retailer has not confirmed the total number of employees who will be affected, reports Birmingham Live.
Stores due to close include seven of its 13 Jack’s discount stores, while the remaining six outlets will become Tesco stores.
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A Tesco spokesperson told CambridgeshireLive that the Jack’s store in Chatteris is converting into a larger Tesco store rather than closing.
Jack’s was founded in 2018 by Tesco as a discount chain rivaling stores such as Lidl and Aldi. It is named after the founder of Tesco, Jack Cohen.
The company opened its first stores in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire and Immingham, Lincolnshire on September 20, 2018.
They now operate a total of thirteen stores across the UK.
Store locations in St Helens, Edge Hill, Liverpool, Walton, Rubery and Castle Bromwich all previously traded as Tesco Metro stores before being converted to Jack’s Fascia.
Following the change, Jason Tarry, Managing Director of Tesco UK and Republic of Ireland, said: “Our Jack’s brand will continue to be sold through Booker and our iconic brands, bringing great value and quality to even more clients.
“We would like to thank our colleagues at Jack for all they have done and taught us.
“Our priority is to find roles within our wider business for any colleagues who want to stay with us.”
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