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24th Jan, 2022

Rubery's Tesco Metro to close in four weeks

TESCO has confirmed it is closing its Metro store in Rubery which employs around 60 people.

It comes amidst reports over the weekend that the supermarket giant would be closing 60 of its Metro stores with a view to replacing them with a new discount chain to compete with Aldi and Lidl.

They are rumoured to be called ‘Jack’s’ after Tesco’s founder Jack Cohen and the company is said to have recently trademarked the name.

Adverts on the job section of the supermarket giant’s website have also appeared for ‘warm welcome colleagues’ for B45 6JL – the same postcode as the Metro store and that has fuelled speculation it may become a ‘Jack’s’.

A Tesco spokesperson said: “We confirm we have announced the closure of the Tesco store at Rubery.

“Our priority now is to support colleagues affected.”

She added more details would be given in due course.

The store will close its doors in four weeks time.


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