November 13, 2019

Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation Nominated For Jack’s Supports Scheme

New Jack’s store to open in Wakefield

  • A new Jack’s store is to open at Westgate Retail Park, Ings Road, Wakefield, WF2 9SD
  • Part of the Tesco family, Jack’s is inspired by and named after the original value champion and Tesco founder, Jack Cohen
  • Store will bring customers great-tasting food at the lowest possible prices – 8 out of 10 food and drink products will be grown, reared or made in Britain
  • New stores support local community groups with ‘Jack’s Supports’ and ‘Community Food Connection’

On November 14th, Tesco will open a new Jack’s store in Wakefield. Part of the Tesco family, Jack’s is a new supermarket brand and new stores offering great tasting food that is grown, reared or made in Britain at the lowest possible prices to bring customers outstanding value.

As part of the opening, staff members of the Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation & first team players will be in attendance at the new store from 3:30pm.

In 1919, Tesco’s founder Jack Cohen started selling armed forces surplus stock from his market stall in Well Street, Hackney. With nothing more than £30 demob money and an intuition for what customers needed, Jack built a business famed for making food available to everyone at a time when many families simply couldn’t afford the food sold in shops.

Dave Lewis, Tesco Group Chief Executive, said: “Jack Cohen championed value for customers and changed the face of British shopping. He’s an inspiration for all of us and that same spirit still drives Tesco now.

“It’s fitting that we mark Tesco’s celebration of 100 Years of Great Value with a new brand, and stores bearing his name: Jack’s. Great tasting food at the lowest possible prices with 8 out of 10 products grown, reared or made in Britain

Jack’s Area Manager, Tracey Winn, said: “We are delighted to be opening this new Jack’s store here in Wakefield. A lot of hard work has gone in to getting the store ready and our Store Manager Ahmed Vachiyyat is looking forward to welcoming local customers to shop at Jack’s.”

To give back to local communities, customers at Jack’s will be able to choose between four local charities and community groups to benefit from its ‘Jack’s Supports’ scheme. Jack’s Supports will fund local projects using the money raised by the sale of carrier bags.

Representatives of the four community groups entering the first round of Jack’s Supports voting will be invited to see the store early and be part of the store’s official opening. The groups will also be presented with £250 each to celebrate their nomination as the first groups in the programme. The ribbon will be cut to open the store on November 14th at 10am.

The new store will both 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.