Home   News   Article

New Jack's draws the crowds to Chatteris




Build it and they will come! That could have been the motto for Tesco bosses today as the new Jack's store in Chatteris attracted thousands of people through its doors.

Queues formed with some people getting there as early as 3am to make sure they did not miss any opening day bargains.

Opening day of new supermarket Jack's in Chatteris MFCP-18AF09238 (4313194)
Opening day of new supermarket Jack's in Chatteris MFCP-18AF09238 (4313194)

All day the aisles were thronged and the car park packed out.

Even this evening it was very busy.

Our reporter spoke to shoppers who all declared themselves delighted with what is on offer.

George Abercrombie at Jack's in Chatteris MFCP-18AF09242 (4313204)
George Abercrombie at Jack's in Chatteris MFCP-18AF09242 (4313204)

George Abercrombie, from Chatteris, said: "It seems pretty good.It has a nice self-service section. It's good for Chatteris."

Freddie Banks at Jack's in Chatteris MFCP-18AF09244 (4313206)
Freddie Banks at Jack's in Chatteris MFCP-18AF09244 (4313206)

Freddie Banks, of Chatteris, said she was very happy with the store: "I thought it was excellent. Very impressed with our square pizza!

"It is brilliant to have anothershop in the town. We have waited long enough for this site to be used."

Andrew Harding at Jack's in Chatteris. MFCP-18AF09245 (4313208)
Andrew Harding at Jack's in Chatteris. MFCP-18AF09245 (4313208)

Andrew Harding, from Sutton, said: "I like it ... I love the fact thatit has a quick checkout. It was such a shame to see somewhere like this empty for so long."

This and a Jack's opened in Immingham on Humberside are the first to be opened in the country. It is intended to be a rival to the discount stores Aldi and Lidl and first reactions was that the store was matching them for low prices.

The store in Fenland Way is open to 8am to10pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 5pm on Sundays.

Opening day of new supermarket Jack's in Chatteris s MFCP-18AF09239 (4313196)
Opening day of new supermarket Jack's in Chatteris s MFCP-18AF09239 (4313196)
Opening day of new supermarket Jack's in Chatteris s MFCP-18AF09240 (4313198)
Opening day of new supermarket Jack's in Chatteris s MFCP-18AF09240 (4313198)
Opening day of new supermarket Jack's in Chatteris s MFCP-18AF09241 (4313202)
Opening day of new supermarket Jack's in Chatteris s MFCP-18AF09241 (4313202)


COMMENTS
()


Iliffe Media does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments

We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.

If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More