Tesco to open 13th Jack’s store despite chain closure speculations

Tesco Jack’s Dave Lewis
Tesco said it has always been looking for potential sites for new Jack’s stores
// Tesco to open new Jack’s store in Kingston, Hull
// The new store will occupy a former Mothercare store

Tesco has reportedly revealed plans to launch a 13th Jack’s store, despite speculations that it would close the chain last year.

The Big 4 grocer said the new Jack’s will take over a vacant Mothercare store in Kingston, Hull, in northern England, and has submitted plans to the local council, The Grocer reported.

Tesco said it has always been looking for potential sites for new Jack’s stores.


Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis launched the Jack’s format, named after Tesco’s founder Jack Cohen, in September 2018 at a store in Chatteris, eastern England.

The store aimed to take a similar initiative to the German discounters Aldi and Lidl by focusing on own-brand items to keep costs to a minimum.

However, Jack’s progress has been slow and doubts about its future came last September when the Jack’s store in Rawtenstall, north west England, was closed and was reverted into a Tesco.

Lewis is due to leave Tesco in October after six years at the helm and will be succeeded by former Walgreens Boots Alliance executive Ken Murphy.

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  1. I think you mean Kingston Retail Park in Hull. Interesting location but not sure it will be successful… it might look it on paper but their huge Tesco Extra is just a few seconds away… as is Iceland, Heron, Farmfoods and Aldi… KRP used to be great but now filled with budget shops such as B&M, Hombargains etc… so in reality this store may not do that well.

  2. Price is the motivator for many shoppers and with this Pandemic impacting so many peoples income, I think there is ample opportunity for Jack’s to be leveraged to take a few percentage points of market share from the major discounters.


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