TESCO’S new supermarket Jack’s is set to open in Middlewich next week, the store has confirmed.

Tesco announced that its Middlewich store in Southway was closing down in July and the Guardian reported that the company’s new discount supermarket chain Jack’s was expected to open in its place.

It has now been confirmed that Jack’s – named after Tesco founder Jack Cohen – will open at the Southway site next Thursday, October 18, at 8am.

The launch of Jack’s is part of Tesco’s centenary, “Celebrating 100 Years of Great Value”.

One of the first Jack's stores in the north west opened last week in St Helens. You can see how it looked on opening day by clicking here. 

Jack’s Store Manager, Matthew Egerton, said: “There has been a lot of hard work to get the store ready to open to the public. We’re so excited to welcome customers through the doors for the first time so they can see what a great range of produce we are able to offer.”

To give back to the local community, 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 presented on opening day with £250 each to celebrate their nomination.

The new store will both also take part in the 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.

Part of the Tesco Family, Jack’s is a new brand and new stores offering food that is grown, reared or made in Britain at low prices.

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 the beginning of Tesco’s celebration of 100 Years of Great Value by launching 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.”