Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Oct-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — New PAK’nSAVE brings 130 jobs and low supermarket prices to fast growing Tauranga suburb
The booming Bay of Plenty is set to welcome its newest supermarket with PAK’nSAVE opening in the Tauranga Crossing retail development.
The eagerly anticipated supermarket is located at 2 Taurikura Drive, Tauriko, Tauranga Crossing. It will be officially opened by the Mayor of Tauranga, Stuart Crosby, at 8.15am on Tuesday the 27th of September.
Located less than 10K away from the Tauranga CBD, The Crossing is a hub of activity with thriving homes and businesses and PAK’nSAVE will be able to provide a fresh offering for this large catchment. The new store has a modern feel with spacious aisles and is full of natural light which will add to the overall customer shopping experience.
Foodstuffs North Island Limited’s, General Manager – Property Development, Lindsay Rowles says, “There are lots of opportunities for growth in the area, and the new Tauriko store will help cater to the increasing demand this growth is placing on services. Tauranga Crossing is an exciting active retail space and we are confident the development is bringing some great services to the community.”
PAK’nSAVE Tauriko, owner-operator Jon Morrison says he is looking forward to supporting the growing Tauriko community, in part by offering a great range of high quality, fresh products at PAK’nSAVE’s lowest supermarket prices, but also by really getting involved in the area.
It’s a big job opening a store of this size but, Morrison says, “The store is looking fantastic, and I’m excited by the opportunity to bring the PAK’nSAVE offer to this new and developing community. House prices might be increasing around the region but I’m committed to doing my best to keep grocery prices down.”
With a retail floor space of 3380m2 and the latest PAK’nSAVE retail designs in place throughout the store, customers can expect their supermarket experience to be a lighter, brighter PAK’nSAVE experience.
“The combination of new, modern serve over counters and lots of natural light means customers will be able to easily select their favourite piece of salmon or eye fillet,” says Morrison. “I’m really looking forward to welcoming customers through the door and we hope they are as excited as we are.”
Morrison says he’s got a great team in place, “A lot of time and effort has gone into choosing people who are passionate about being in the world of groceries. The team are well trained and excited to be able to give our new customers a great PAK’nSAVE experience. I’ve got some really talented butchers and bakers, and we have a checkout team ready and waiting to ensure our customers leave the supermarket with a smile on their face.”
“I’ve been quite overwhelmed by the passion and dedication within the team as we have been working to complete the store and get it ready for opening. It’s a massive task, but the whole team has pulled together to ensure the store looks fantastic and everyone is trained and ready to deliver as soon as the shops doors open,” adds Morrison.
Playing an active role in the community is also something on Morrison’s radar, supermarkets are of the ‘hub’ of a community and he wants PAK’nSAVE Tauriko to be no different. “Once we find our feet I am definitely looking forward to becoming an integral part of the wider Tauriko community, supporting locals schools, sports team and community groups is something I am passionate about. I look forward to becoming involved in the wider community in the not too distant future,” says Morrison.
The store will provide over 130 job opportunities to the Tauranga community.
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