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Our Story

In 1919, Tesco’s founder Jack Cohen took his £30 demob money and sold surplus armed forces stock from his market stall in Hackney, East London.

Jack had an eye for a deal and an intuition for what his customers needed. His stall was famous for making affordable food available to everyone.

Today at Jack’s his legacy lives on in great-tasting food at the lowest possible prices. 8 out of 10 food and drink products are grown, reared or made in Britain* to bring you outstanding value.

We’re excited to bring you a store full of the flavours of Britain and hope to see you soon.

To find out more about our British producers click here.

*Excludes pet food, baby food and formula. Either the main ingredients are British, or the products are produced in Britain. The proportion of qualifying products is rounded up to 8 out of 10 because some products are sourced from overseas when they are out of season in the UK. See in-store for details.