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Middlewich Jack's to close

by Winsford & Middlewich Guardian – 8th February 2022 @ 3:03pm
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JACK'S supermarket in Middlewich will be closing, as the discount store brand from Tesco is set to be scrapped.

The Middlewich store, located off Wheelock Street, will close in the coming months, along with Hull, St Helens, Walton, Castle Bromwich, Barnsley and Liverpool North.

The remaining Jack's stores will become Tesco superstores.

Jack's was founded in just 2018 and was Tesco's discount chain that would provide competition to Aldi and Lidl.

Tesco PLC published their 'Making our business fit for the future' plans last night, which outlined the closure of the Jack's brand.

In the six stores which are converting to become Tesco superstores, all employees will be automatically offered in-store roles at their store, with additional employees being recruited.

Tesco PLC announced that there are 130 roles across the seven Jack stores closing and head office that will be affected by these changes, but Tesco are yet to announce their fate.

Additionally, Tesco PLC announced that in 317 Tesco stores, they will be closing the meat, fish, and hot deli counters.

Tesco UK and Republic of Ireland chief executive Jason Tarry said: "Our Jack's brand will continue to be sold across Booker and our symbol brands, bringing great value and quality to even more customers.

"We want to thank our Jack's colleagues for all they have done and taught us.

"Our priority is to find roles within our wider business for all the colleagues who want to stay with us."

The supermarket said it was making the changes to allow it to run the business 'as simply and efficiently as possible'.

Retail trade union Usdaw will now enter into consultation talks with Tesco.

Daniel Adams, Usdaw national officer said: "Tesco has informed us that they are looking to undertake a number of restructures across the business that could put around 1,600 jobs at risk.

"Clearly this will be incredibly unsettling for those who may be affected."

Winsford & Middlewich Guardian

Page last updated: 10/03/22 21:49

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