Sainburys opened their new Colwick store today, the first of three supermarkets Sainsbury’s will open in the run-up to Christmas.
The flagship 53,000 sq. ft supermarket was opened by Mayor of Gedling, Meredith Lawrence, alongside St John the Baptist Primary School pupil, Jace Pikett, who won a competition to design a limited-edition Sainsbury’s bag for life to mark the launch of the new store.
The technology within the new supermarket will enable it to operate as one of Sainsbury’s most sustainable stores ever and its arrival represents a substantial boost for the local economy. Over 150 of the store’s colleagues are new to Sainsbury’s and most of the new store team live locally in Colwick, Nottingham or the surrounding area.
The new supermarket also features a Specsavers store, where an experienced team are available seven days a week to cater for eye and hearing needs. The opening of Specsavers inside the supermarket marks the 70th store to open inside a Sainsbury’s since the two companies entered a partnership together in 2016. Sainsbury’s Colwick also features a Starbucks where customers can relax and meet up with friends while they shop.
Patrick Dunne, Sainsbury’s Property Director said: “We’re delighted to now be able to open our doors to shoppers in Colwick. We have created over 200 jobs at the new store and are really pleased to have delivered one of our greenest supermarkets to date, ensuring it’s a supermarket that’s built for the future. The initial response to Sainsbury’s Colwick has been fantastic and I’d like to thank the local community for the support throughout the construction phase, and for the warm welcome we’ve had so far.”
Paul Wain, Sainsbury’s Colwick Store Manager, said: “My fantastic new team and I are thoroughly enjoying welcoming customers to the store for the first time today and are proud to be able to provide a wide range of high-quality products at great prices. We’re really looking forward to becoming an integral part of the community here in Colwick.