Jobs created as store opens in Halstead

SAINSBURY'S is set to create new jobs as it opens a new store in Halstead high street in north Essex tomorrow .The supermarket giant, which acquired the building in May, is creating 23 new jobs in addition to the 70 staff transferring from previous site owners Somerfield.

SAINSBURY'S is set to create new jobs as it opens a new store in Halstead high street in north Essex tomorrow .

The supermarket giant, which acquired the building in May, is creating 23 new jobs in addition to the 70 staff transferring from previous site owners Somerfield.

The 10,000sq ft store has undergone a major refurbishment and now includes an improved car park, a bakery and four self-scan checkouts for customers with fewer items.

The opening ceremony will be performed by Halstead mayor Councillor David Hume.


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“I'm really pleased to join in the launch celebration,” he said. “I've been looking forward to the opening and delighted to welcome Sainsbury's to our town.”

Volunteer group Halstead in Bloom has created two new floral displays in orange and purple to celebrated the store's opening.

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Store manager Andy Deacon said: “We're proud of our new store but the best part is meeting the local community. Everyone's so friendly and we're looking forward to making a positive difference. We'd like to say a special thank you to Councillor David Hume and Halstead in Bloom for their warn welcome.”

Doors will open at 9am and the first 200 customers will receive a Sainsbury's goody bag.

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