Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 4°C

min temp: -2°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Hadleigh: New Morrisons store to open on Monday, January 14

09:00 10 January 2013

The new Hadleigh Morrisons store will open on Monday morning

The new Hadleigh Morrisons store will open on Monday morning

A NEW superstore is due to open in Hadleigh next week, bringing 228 jobs to the area.

Despite several hiccups during the planning process, Morrisons will launch its long-awaited supermarket in Calais Street on Monday at 9am.

The company worked in partnership with Job Centre Plus to ensure that 87 of the new jobs went to people who were previously unemployed. It also ran a pre-employment training course to enable people to get experience of working in a supermarket.

The new staff have been trained in a range of traditional craft skills such as butchery, fishmongery, bakery and flower arranging, which will be the main focus of the ‘fresh market’ inspired shopping space. Products on offer will include 140 cuts of meat, more than 80 cheeses and up to 48 varieties of fresh-baked bread.

Store general manager, Kevin Gilbert, said: “We wanted to create an experience that was different from other supermarkets in the area. We aimed to offer customers a fantastic range of fresh products at great value with excellent customer service, and I think we have done just that.

“The team have worked hard to train as specialists in a variety of areas and that means many products will be created by them in-store each morning.

“We want the store to become part of Hadleigh and hope that our café will provide a much needed place for local community groups to meet.”

Official opening duties will be performed by Tom and Kathleen Scrimgeour of the Hadleigh branch of Save the Children - Morrison’s official charity partner.

Rival chain Tesco, which has resubmitted an application to build a supermarket in Hadleigh town centre, has repeatedly objected to Morrisons’ plans.

Search hundreds of local jobs at Jobs24

0 comments

From left, Michelle Pollard, John Nice and Dayle Bayliss.

The organisation behind one of the biggest events in the Suffolk skills calendar has announced a new chair and vice chair as it enters its fourth year.

Could your savings work harder for you?

January is a difficult month, and saving is the furthest thing from your mind as you pay off the inflated credit card bills and eek out December’s pay packet.

The  Mersea Island Holiday Park, acquired by Away Resorts a year ago.

Fast-growing UK holiday parks operator Away Resorts, which last year acquired the Mersea Island park in Essex, has expanded again with a deal to buy the Sandy Balls Holiday Village in Hampshire, bringing its portfolio of properties to a total of six.

Sam Bouton making truffles in her kitchen.

Last September, Suffolk-based Sam Bouton decided to join the Menta-ERDF Business Start Right Programme and launch her own business, Truffles Et Al, creating hand-made luxury truffles.

Petticrow Quays in Burnham on Crouch.

A north Essex property management company which looks after nearly 160 developments across the East of England and the South East has secured two new contracts.

Management Jobs

Show Job Lists

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24