A NEW Tesco superstore has opened in Rubery, replacing the former Jack’s discount supermarket.

The new store on New Road opened its doors on Thursday, May 5, more than six weeks after Jack’s closed.

At the start of March, Tesco confirmed it would be converting Jack’s in Rubery to a large Tesco store, along with another five outlets across the country.

The remainder of the 13 branches have closed.

Tesco Rubery store manager, Gemma Williams said: “We are extremely excited to be opening our new Rubery store and helping to serve the local community.

"As a former Jack’s store, we want to continue to offer great value to our customers with an increased product range and the benefits of Tesco Clubcard and Clubcard pricing to our customers.

“We’ve retained colleagues from the old store so there should be some familiar faces as well as new colleagues joining the team from the local area.

"We know that local knowledge and experience will be so important as we look to build connections and play our part in the community.”

Store colleagues chose Newstarts as the charity they would like to support and Gemma Williams presented them with a Community Grant Cheque of £1000 at the opening of the store.

NewStarts is a community re-use social enterprise, based in Bromsgrove which helps people overcome the challenges and disadvantages that shape their lives.

Their core activity is providing free furniture, emergency food and household supplies to families and individuals who are on low incomes or in financial crisis.

Any local groups that would benefit from Tesco Community Grants funding are encouraged to apply here: www.tescocommunitygrants.org.uk/

The store’s opening hours are 7 am to 11 pm Monday to Friday and 10 am to 4 pm on Sundays.