Jacksons Stores

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Jacksons Stores Limited
IndustryConvenience shops
FounderWilliam Jackson
FateConverted into
Sainsbury's at Jacksons then Sainsbury's Local shops
Headquarters40 Derringham Street, Hull
Area served
Yorkshire and North Midlands
Key people
Angus Oughtred (Managing director)
ParentJ Sainsbury plc

Jacksons Stores Ltd, named after the founder William Jackson, was a British chain of 114 convenience shops in Yorkshire and the North Midlands that was founded in 1891 by the Hull-based William Jackson & Sons Ltd and sold to Sainsbury's in 2004, an acquisition which doubled that company's share of the convenience shop market.[1] After the takeover by Sainsbury's, many Jacksons Stores were initially refurbished to trade under the Sainsbury's at Jacksons brand. This brand was phased out and replaced with the Sainsbury's Local brand by March 2008.

Shortly before the Sainsbury's acquisition the chain was voted Britain's best independent retail chain.[2]

Jackson's, Newland Avenue, Kingston upon Hull (March 2005)

Sainsbury's acquisition of Jacksons Stores was part of a wider strategy to expand into the convenience sector. The deal was not subject to a competition inquiry due to the precedent of Tesco's T&S Stores acquisition; The Office of Fair Trading took the view that the convenience sector was distinct from the supermarket sector.[3]

Jacksons, Ash Road, Headingley, Leeds (May 2006)

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  1. ^ Mesure, Susie (17 August 2004). "Sainsbury's snaps up Jackson convenience shop chain". The Independent. Independent News and Media.
  2. ^ Bevens, Nick (17 August 2004). "Sainsbury's increases its stake in the booming convenience shop sector". The Scotsman. The Scotsman Publications. p. 48. ISSN 0307-5850.
  3. ^ Wheatcroft, Patience (17 August 2004). "Ministers must hear auditors' call". The Times. London: Times Newspapers. Retrieved 7 March 2007.

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