Sainsbury’s opened its 700th convenience store this week; created 25 new jobs for the community

LONDON, 2015-3-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s opened its 700th convenience store this week. The new Local on Elliot Street in Liverpool’s St. Johns Precinct created 25 new jobs for the community.

The Local will trade from 7am until 11pm, seven days a week, offering customers a wide range of groceries and fresh foods. The store features include a hot food counter, Costa coffee, an in-store bakery, ready meals, fresh fruit and vegetables, sandwiches and chilled beer and wine. Another feature of the store is a cash machine.

Stephen Yip, founder of children’s charity Kind, joined store manager, Patrick Seery, to cut the official ribbon of the new store and declared it open for business on Friday 27th February 2015.

Commenting on the opening, store manager Patrick Seery, said: “As the new store manager of the Liverpool Elliot Street, I am extremely proud to be opening our new store today. Colleagues and I have been looking forward to welcoming our new customers and showcasing the great range of products we have on offer.

I would like to thank Stephen Yip and our Local Charity Partner, Kind, who joined us today for the ribbon cutting, we hope to continue working closely with Kind and the rest of the local community.”

The new Sainsbury’s Local has chosen Kind as their chosen Local Charity Partner. Kind works with thousands of children, young people and families across Liverpool and Merseyside, developing new and imaginative ways to help them cope with many forms of disadvantage. Kind also runs services including family learning, half term clubs and residential breaks so they can enjoy activities away from home.

Stephen Yip, Charity Founder of Kind, said: “Thank you to the new Sainsbury’s Liverpool Elliot Street for choosing us as their Local Charity Partner. Kind has been an important part of my life for 37 years, so I am really proud that all the work we have done to help young people is recognised by the community.”

The Cake Shop Liverpool, who are located next to the new Sainsbury’s Local, designed a ‘700’ birthday themed cake for store colleagues and customers and were in attendance on opening day.

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Sainsbury’s opened its 700th convenience store this week; created 25 new jobs for the community

Sainsbury’s opened its 700th convenience store this week; created 25 new jobs for the community