Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Sainsbury's New Store Opens
Sainsbury’s opened the doors to a new store in Saltburn today, creating 39 new jobs. The former Somerfield store, which Sainsbury’s has expanded to add services and shop space, was opened by the Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, Councillor Ray Goddard.
All 52 members of the Somerfield team were retained at the new 11,000 sq ft store, which has been extended to incorporate more fresh food and an increased range of produce, a deli, bakery and hot food to go. It will also sell CDs, DVDs and games in addition to offering an ATM machine, 118 parking spaces and as of next week, fish and meat counters.
As always, Sainsbury’s will be working hard to become part of the community through its Local Charity programme as well as linking with schools and organisations throughout the year. The store has already started building a relationship with Saltburn Learning Campus, and has donated £500 towards buying hanging baskets and a raffle donation for Saltburn in Bloom.
The store’s manager is Michael Watkiss, who has worked for Sainsbury’s for 28 years and is the former manager of the Northallerton branch. He said: “We’re delighted to be bringing not only more jobs to Saltburn, but also more choice than customers have previously had in this location. It’s fantastic to be a part of Saltburn and we’re looking forward to working closely with the community in things such as the upcoming folk festival. We’re looking forward to getting to know our customers and the town over the coming months.”
The Saltburn store address is: Milton Street, Saltburn by the Sea, Redcar, Cleveland, TS12 1AE
Telephone: 01287 704701
Opening hours are Monday-Friday 08.00-22.00, Saturday 08.00-21.00, and Sunday 10.00-16.00.