Two Jack’s stores open in Merseyside

Tesco has today opened two Jack’s stores in Edge Hill and St Helens.

Part of the Tesco Family, Jack’s is a new brand and new stores offering great tasting food that is grown, reared or made in Britain at the lowest possible prices to bring customers outstanding value. 8 out of 10 food and drink products will be grown, reared or made in Britain.

In 1919, Tesco’s founder Jack Cohen started selling armed forces surplus stock from his market stall in Well Street, Hackney. With nothing more than £30 demob money and an intuition for what customers needed, Jack built a business famed for making food available to everyone at a time when many families simply couldn’t afford the food sold in shops.

The launch of Jack’s is part of Tesco’s centenary celebrations, which will see the business mark 100 years of delivering great value to British shoppers.

Jack’s Area Manager, Kate Forth, said:

“My team of colleagues and I are delighted to be opening two of the first Jack’s here in Merseyside. A lot of hard work has gone into getting both stores ready and Andy Smith, our store manager at Edge Hill, and Karl van der Laan, our store manager at St Helens, are looking forward to welcoming local customers to shop at Jack’s.”

To give back to local communities, customers at Jack’s will be able to choose between four local charities and community groups to benefit from its ‘Jack’s Supports’ scheme. Jack’s Supports will fund local projects using the money raised by the sale of carrier bags.

The new stores will both also take part in Tesco’s Community Food Connection scheme. Working with UK food redistribution charity FareShare it will ensure any unsold food safe for human consumption is offered to local charities and community groups for free at the end of the day.


Further information on Jack’s:

  • In addition to the Jack’s brand, Jack’s will stock some familiar grocery brands and a range of general merchandise on a “When it’s Gone, It’s Gone” basis.
  • Jack’s will operate a low-cost business model that is designed to keep costs low and prices down. It’s a no fuss approach with a simplified range of products, no fancy fixtures or fittings, and no added extras, just good quality at low prices.
  • Over the next six months Tesco will launch 10-15 Jack’s stores in the UK. The first two stores opened on 20 September in Immingham, Lincolnshire and Chatteris, Cambridgeshire.

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