Jacksons Stores

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Jacksons Stores Limited
Private
Industry Convenience stores
Fate Converted into
Sainsbury's at Jacksons then Sainsbury's Local stores
Founded 1891
Founder William Jackson
Defunct 2008
Headquarters 40 Derringham Street, Hull
Area served
Yorkshire and North Midlands
Key people
Angus Oughtred (Managing director)
Parent J Sainsbury plc
Website www.jacksons-stores.co.uk

Jacksons Stores Ltd, named after William Jackson, the man who founded it, was a British chain of 114 convenience stores 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 store market.[1] After the takeover 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 the wider controversy of the major supermarkets move 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 stores chain". The Independent. Independent News and Media. 
  2. ^ Bevens, Nick (17 August 2004). "Sainsbury's increases its stake in the booming convenience store 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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