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Penwortham’s new Tesco superstore to open on Friday

Posted on - 28th January, 2021 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Penwortham, South Ribble News
A Tesco customer voting for a local cause
A Tesco customer voting for a local cause

Tesco is set to open its first large store for six years in Penwortham.

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The 25,000 sq ft superstore will open in Cop Lane on Friday 29 January.

The store has created more than 70 new roles for the local community.

There will be eight new electric vehicle charging points available for free use, and Tesco community programmes will be up and running to make an impact across the local area.

Tesco’s Bags of Help uses money from the sale of plastic bags to give funding to local groups to help them bring projects to life.

The scheme has already donated a total of £1,765,722 in Lancashire, including £94,520 in South Ribble.

The store will also be part of Tesco’s Community Food Connection (CFC) which takes surplus food, that is still fit for use, and donates it daily to local groups and food banks to help those who need it most.

Stores across Lancashire have already donated more than 1.2million meals to food bank charities and community groups helping people who need support the most.

Read more: Preston Grasshoppers donate ‘huge’ amount of food to benefit Salvation Army foodbank

Store Manager Julian Blissett, said: “I’m incredibly proud that the newest Tesco store will be opening in Penwortham and we hope it will be a boost to the local community and economy.

“Our colleagues in stores are the heartbeat of Tesco and their local knowledge and commitment means that we can serve customers a little better every day.”

Work on the new building started in August and aerial photos taken in October showed how fast progress was being made.

Read more: Aerial pictures show progress on new Tesco at Penwortham

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