Tesco is continuing the roll-out of its new discount chain, with two new Jack’s stores opening in Middlewich, Cheshire, and Rubery, Worcestershire.

Jack’s area manager for Rubery, Tony Sinkinson, said: “It’s fantastic to open the new store and welcome customers in Rubery.”

Jack’s area manager for Middlewich, Kate Forth, added: “Following successful openings in Merseyside it was great to open the store in Middlewich. The hard work of colleagues has made this possible and we’re really excited to start serving customers.”

Jack’s to give back

Local community groups which are part of the ‘Jack’s Supports’ community funding scheme came along to the openings.

Through the ‘Jack’s Supports’ scheme, the retailer has vouched to play a key part in the local area.

‘Jack’s Supports’ will give back by funding local projects using the money raised by the sale of carrier bags.

Charity groups and good causes will soon also be invited to apply to be part of the next round of the scheme.

Once applications are submitted they will be reviewed by Jack’s colleagues who will create a shortlist of four good causes for each store. Each of the four shortlisted causes will receive a donation of £250.

Voting then begins in store, with the winner receiving carrier bag proceeds from their local store for a three month period which will be a guaranteed minimum of £500.

Jack’s stores will also take part in Tesco’s Community Food Connection scheme.

Working with UK food redistribution charity FareShare, it will ensure any unsold food safe for human consumption is offered to local charities and community groups for free at the end of the day.

Sinkinson said: “I’m delighted that as well as offering great tasting food at the lowest possible prices, the store will also be giving back to our community through the Jack’s Supports scheme.”

The launch of Jack’s is part of Tesco’s centenary celebrations, which will see the business mark 100 years of delivering great value to British shoppers.