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Tesco opens its 2000th Express store in Cambridge


Tesco has today announced the opening of its 2,000th Express store in Lion Yard shopping centre, Cambridge.

This significant milestone reflects Tesco’s commitment to serving customers wherever, whenever and however they want to shop and supports its ambition to be the UK’s most convenient retailer.

Tesco first launched the Express format in 1994 with the new, smaller format designed to bring value to more customers in more locations and has now expanded the format with nearly 80% of the UK now within 10 minutes of an Express store.1

The new store will create 20 new jobs and serve customers in Cambridge city centre with on- the-go lunch options and dinner for tonight meals.

To celebrate this milestone, Tesco is making a special award from its Community Grants Programme of £2,000 to local charities and will donate 2,000 meals to local schools.  

Kevin Tindall, Managing Director, Tesco Convenience, said “This is an exciting milestone for the business as we continue to expand our store network to give us unrivalled proximity to customers looking for an easy and convenient shopping experience. Our colleagues in Express do a brilliant job serving their local communities and our growing Express network makes it even easier for customers to find great value in more places.”

Tesco continues to provide more ways to help customers shop more easily – from its rapid delivery service, Whoosh, to growing its GHS footprint to reach more of the population and expanding its Click & Collect service – so everyone can find great value wherever they shop.


1 77% of UK population within 10 minutes drive time of an Express store


• The store is located on Petty Cury, which is part of the Lion Yard shopping centre.
• The store will be open seven days a week, from 7am to 11pm.
• The store will donate surplus food via the Tesco Community Food Connection scheme run in partnership with FareShare, a food redistribution charity. Tesco redistributes surplus food from its stores across the UK every day to provide millions of meals to charities and foodbanks across the UK.

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