First look inside new Tesco discount chain Jack’s

PUBLISHED: 11:27 19 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:11 19 September 2018

The official launch of Tesco’s new discount store Jack’s is happening in Chatteris today. The world’s media have gathered at the site where chief executive Dave Lewis will be speaking. Photo: HARRY RUTTER

The official launch of Tesco’s new discount store Jack’s is happening in Chatteris today. The world’s media have gathered at the site where chief executive Dave Lewis will be speaking. Photo: HARRY RUTTER

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The official launch of Tesco’s new discount store Jack’s is happening in Chatteris today.

The official launch of Tesco’s new discount store Jack’s is happening in Chatteris today. The world’s media have gathered at the site where chief executive Dave Lewis will be speaking. Photo: HARRY RUTTERThe official launch of Tesco’s new discount store Jack’s is happening in Chatteris today. The world’s media have gathered at the site where chief executive Dave Lewis will be speaking. Photo: HARRY RUTTER

The world’s media have gathered at the site where chief executive Dave Lewis will be speaking about the store which is set to rival the likes of Aldi and Lidl.

The Chatteris store will be the first to open to the public tomorrow morning under the new brand.

It was reported in July that Tesco was close to launching the chain of discount stores in Britain called Jack’s, after Jack Cohen, who founded a business in 1919 that became Tesco.

Jack’s will be the first store of its kind by the retailer who is using part of the mothballed site where they once proposed a superstore with up to 250 jobs.

The official launch of Tesco’s new discount store Jack’s is happening in Chatteris today. The world’s media have gathered at the site where chief executive Dave Lewis will be speaking. Photo: HARRY RUTTERThe official launch of Tesco’s new discount store Jack’s is happening in Chatteris today. The world’s media have gathered at the site where chief executive Dave Lewis will be speaking. Photo: HARRY RUTTER

Since the company pulled back on opening it three years ago, part of the store has been rented out to Poundstretcher with the residual 26,500 sq ft of space left vacant.

Reporters Harry Rutter and Kath Sansom will be bringing updates from the site throughout this morning.

The official launch of Tesco’s new discount store Jack’s is happening in Chatteris today. The world’s media have gathered at the site where chief executive Dave Lewis will be speaking. Photo: HARRY RUTTERThe official launch of Tesco’s new discount store Jack’s is happening in Chatteris today. The world’s media have gathered at the site where chief executive Dave Lewis will be speaking. Photo: HARRY RUTTER

The official launch of Tesco’s new discount store Jack’s is happening in Chatteris today. The world’s media have gathered at the site where chief executive Dave Lewis will be speaking. Photo: HARRY RUTTERThe official launch of Tesco’s new discount store Jack’s is happening in Chatteris today. The world’s media have gathered at the site where chief executive Dave Lewis will be speaking. Photo: HARRY RUTTER

The official launch of Tesco’s new discount store Jack’s is happening in Chatteris today. The world’s media have gathered at the site where chief executive Dave Lewis will be speaking. Photo: HARRY RUTTERThe official launch of Tesco’s new discount store Jack’s is happening in Chatteris today. The world’s media have gathered at the site where chief executive Dave Lewis will be speaking. Photo: HARRY RUTTER

The official launch of Tesco’s new discount store Jack’s is happening in Chatteris today. The world’s media have gathered at the site where chief executive Dave Lewis will be speaking. Photo: HARRY RUTTERThe official launch of Tesco’s new discount store Jack’s is happening in Chatteris today. The world’s media have gathered at the site where chief executive Dave Lewis will be speaking. Photo: HARRY RUTTER

The official launch of Tesco’s new discount store Jack’s is happening in Chatteris today. The world’s media have gathered at the site where chief executive Dave Lewis will be speaking. Photo: HARRY RUTTERThe official launch of Tesco’s new discount store Jack’s is happening in Chatteris today. The world’s media have gathered at the site where chief executive Dave Lewis will be speaking. Photo: HARRY RUTTER

The official launch of Tesco’s new discount store Jack’s is happening in Chatteris today. The world’s media have gathered at the site where chief executive Dave Lewis will be speaking. Photo: HARRY RUTTERThe official launch of Tesco’s new discount store Jack’s is happening in Chatteris today. The world’s media have gathered at the site where chief executive Dave Lewis will be speaking. Photo: HARRY RUTTER

The official launch of Tesco’s new discount store Jack’s is happening in Chatteris today. The world’s media have gathered at the site where chief executive Dave Lewis will be speaking. Photo: HARRY RUTTERThe official launch of Tesco’s new discount store Jack’s is happening in Chatteris today. The world’s media have gathered at the site where chief executive Dave Lewis will be speaking. Photo: HARRY RUTTER

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