Tesco’s Jack’s boss Lawrence Harvey departs for Barclays

Tesco Jack's Lawrence Harvey Sarah Lawler
Lawrence Harvey leaves Jack's after 4 years as managing director. (Image: Linkedin)
// The boss of Tesco’s discount chain Jack’s Lawrence Harvey has left to join banking giant Barclays
// He will lead Barclays’ operations in the South and South East regions
// Harvey will be replaced by business support director Sarah Lawler

Tesco’s Jack’s discount chain has revealed that its co-founder Lawrence Harvey will be leaving his role as managing director, to lead Barclays.

Harvey has held executive roles at Co-op, Aldi and Tesco.

He will join the banking giant as managing director and will lead the operations in the South and South East regions.


Harvey will be replaced by Sarah Lawler, who has been promoted from the role of business support director.

Tesco launched the discount fascia in Cambridgeshire in September 2018 in a bid to take on the likes of Aldi and Lidl.

Despite shutting down the first ever Jack’s store in Rawtenstall last year, the Big 4 leader has continued its attempts fight back against the German discounters.

Last week, Tesco launched its Aldi Price Match campaign across stores in England, Scotland and Wales, cutting prices on hundreds of grocery staples.

Tesco launched three Jack’s stores at the end of last year and is understood to be planning further openings in 2020.

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