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A MAJOR supermarket with 2,800 sites is set to close two stores for good.

Tesco will be pulling down the shutters on the shops in the coming days.

Its superstore branch in Wakefield will close for the final time on September 15.

The store in Kilner Way Retail Park in Sheffield will also be shutting on the 15th.

Both of the shops were previously converted from the chain's discount brand Jack's to a Tesco in 2022.

Tesco closed its Jack's supermarkets last year, converting six of the 13 branches into new Tesco superstores, while the others permanently shut.


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The decision to shut the sites was made due to a lack of customer demand.

All staff currently working at the store will have the option to be redeployed to another store in the area.

There are three Tesco Express stores in the surrounding Wakefield area.

Plus, there are currently four large Tesco stores and nine Express stores in Sheffield.

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The other four former Jack's stores that were converted to Tesco supermarkets remain open.

The remaining sites include Chatteris, Edge Hill, Immingham and Rawtenstall.

Tesco launched discount chain Jack's back in 2018 in a bid to take on rival bargain retailers Lidl and Aldi.

Jack's had branches in towns and cities like Hull, Walton, Barnsley and Liverpool.

But just four years later, the retailer announced that it was closing all Jack's stores with round 130 jobs affected by the decision.

Tesco said it “learned a tremendous amount” from the business, which was named after founder Jack Cohen.

The supermarket giant said its experience with Jack’s had helped its core business to be more competitive with rival chains.

Tesco still has around 2,800 locations to shop at, shoppers can find your nearest one using the store locator tool on its website.

Other supermarket chains have also announced plans to pull down the shutters down in the coming weeks.

Morrisons is set to shut its Faversham store on September 17, though this isn't set in stone.

Iceland and Central Co-op are also closing some of their stores this month.

Lidl has also put its outlet at West Point Shopping Centre in Chilwell, Nottinghamshire.

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Meanwhile, we've also rounded up all the high street chains closing sites in September.

Plus, coffee lovers are saying goodbye to yet another branch while still reeling from a string of closures.

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