// Tesco pulls plug on first Jack’s store in Rawtenstall, East Lancashire
// The store will be replaced with a 40,000sq ft Tesco store due to customer demand
// All Jack’s employees will be transferred over to Tesco with new additional roles
Tesco has confirmed it is axing the first Jack’s store a year after unveiling the new discount chain to rival Aldi and Lidl.
The store, which is located in Rawtenstall, East Lancashire, was opened earlier this year.
It will be replaced with a 40,000sq ft Tesco store instead, in response to demand from customers.
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“We are really pleased to be bringing Tesco back to Rawtenstall in time for Christmas,” Tesco UK chief executive Jason Tarry said.
“We have listened to customer feedback and look forward to serving customers in the refreshed store.”
Meanwhile, all Jack’s employees will be transferred over to Tesco with new additional roles.
The Big 4 grocer currently has 10 Jack’s stores in the UK.
The discount chain was announced a year ago by chief executive Dave Lewis, with the agreement that it would open between 10 to 15 stores in the UK within six months.
Its main purpose is to create a retail chain that would allow Tesco to claw back customers lost to German discount grocers Aldi and Lidl.