Jack's will differentiate itself from low-cost rivals with the latest scan and go tech
Jack’s will differentiate itself from low-cost rivals with the latest scan and go tech

Low-cost Tesco spin-off Jack’s will differentiate itself from Aldi and Lidl by offering shoppers a complimentary Smart Shop app that will allow them to scan and pay for goods on the fly.

Jack’s – named after Tesco founder Jack Cohen and pledging to offer the lowest possible prices and with eight out of 10 of its products UK sourced – is also upping the ante in the discount supermarket space with the use of an app to enhance in-store experience.

With the app, shoppers can scan the items barcode or shelf-front price code and then pay by simply tapping their phone on a self-service checkout terminal before leaving. The app also helps the shopper log what they have bought and how much they have paid.

The tech builds on Tesco’s wider plans to roll out Scan and Go technology in its main stores. This summer the retailer started trials of itsScan Pay Go smartphone app in its Express convenience…