Sainsbury's opens larger store

By Matt White

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

 

Sainsbury's opens larger store

Store manager Paul Dyer, Newport C of E Primary School pupil Emily Davies (8) and retail and logistics director Roger Burnley at the official opening of the newly extended Sainsbury's store in Newport.

THE newly-extended Sainsbury's supermarket in Newport has reopened, creating between 80 and 100 new jobs, according to the company.

Sainsbury's re-opened today (Wednesday) after a week-long closure to enable the finishing touches to be applied to the store, which has been extended by 23,000 sq ft.

The extension, which took around eight months to complete, includes a wider range of products and more space for shoppers.

In a statement store manager Paul Dyer said: "We are delighted to be welcoming our customers back to their improved store.

"We would like to thank the community for their patience while we have been undergoing works but hope they will agree it has been worth it."

Newport CE Primary School student Emily Davies, eight, cut the ribbon with Sainsbury's retail director Roger Burnley, while other pupils plus singer Derek Sandy performed at the official opening.

Reporter: mattw@iwcpmail.co.uk

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