New North Anston Tesco Express is ready for business

Tesco is getting ready to welcome customers to the opening of a new Tesco Express store in North Anston next week.

Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 5:20 pm

The new store, which opens its doors on December 11, will be an exciting addition for the community and has created 19 new jobs for local people.

In addition to providing extra jobs in the town in the lead up to Christmas, the new store, located on Nursery Road, will further contribute to the Tesco’s Bags of Help and food bank initiatives across North Anston and the surrounding area.

Supporting the local community is hugely important to Tesco and its colleagues and, over the last five years, the supermarket’s customers in the Rother Valley constituency have helped to raise £127,000 for 56 groups and good causes through its Bags of Help blue token voting scheme.

The new Tesco Express in North Anston has created 19 new jobs for the area. Photo: Pete Maclaine/Parsons Media

Since its launch in 2015, The Tesco Community Food Connection Scheme has also donated 51,911 meals to local charities in the area.

The scheme has ensured no surplus food goes to waste from Tesco stores and distribution centres.

James Morrell, manager at the new store, said: “We are extremely excited to be opening our store which has a broad range of products including fresh food and food to go.

"The safety of our customers and colleagues is our number one priority and we have been working hard to introduce the social distancing measures designed to keep everyone safe.

“We have 19 new colleagues joining the team at the store who are from the local area and that local knowledge and experience will be so important.”

Any local groups that would benefit from Bags of Help funding are encouraged to apply here.

Through distribution partners, FareShare and the Trussell Trust, local groups across the country are dedicated to ensuring that the most vulnerable within our communities are supplied with essentials even if they cannot leave home.

The community food connection scheme is run in partnership with food redistribution charity FareShare – click here for details.