COLES New Town has embarked on a major multimillion-dollar refurbishment to create a bigger and better supermarket, with the store temporarily closed to customers last Friday for the exciting transformation.
Undergoing a complete overhaul, the new Coles New Town store will showcase a brand new in-store bakery and continental delicatessen for customers to enjoy in late September.
The redevelopment will drive local construction and retail jobs in the area, with 10 new recruits joining the team upon reopening.
To minimise disruption for locals, Coles New Town is continuing to offer a dedicated Click&Collect service, as well as free home delivery for all online orders.
New Town Store manager Bernadette Doyle was looking forward to unveiling the new look supermarket to the local community and hoped to entice new Coles shoppers with its exciting new offerings.
“We can’t wait to offer New Town locals an entirely new shopping experience, allowing us to serve our loyal customers better than ever,” Ms Doyle said.
“The new bakery, deli and extensive fresh produce section is going to make a huge difference to those who shop in our store.
“It is fantastic to be able to create new jobs in New Town with the re-opening of the store.
“The new store has created 10 new jobs, with many new recruits set to join the workforce for the first time.”
Long-serving Coles New Town team members Shane Whiltshire and Kaye Gustas – who have a collective 75 years of service between them – were excited to see the supermarket step into its next chapter.
“I started working at this store 35 years ago and have seen it go through a lot of changes, but this is definitely its biggest,” Mr Whiltshire said.
“I for one am keen to see the brighter and fresher store re-open in just a few months time.”
“My favourite part of the job has been getting to know all the locals over the years,” Ms Gustas said.
“I’m so excited to see their faces when they step into our new store once it re-opens – it will be an enjoyable new experience for all of us.”
Coles State general manager Mark O’Connor said the refurbished supermarket had been designed in response to customer feedback.
“We have listened to our customers’ calls for a larger selection of produce and an enhanced fresh offer,” Mr O’Connor said.
“Once re-opened, shoppers will love the renewed layout, able to select an even larger range of freshly baked breads and fresh produce.”
During this time, the store’s team members will be temporarily relocated to nearby Coles stores in Glenorchy and Bridgewater.
Upon completion, team members will have the option to return to the New Town store or stay at the location where they have been temporarily working.
Customers can find their closest Coles stores just down the road at Glenorchy and Sandy Bay.
Coles’ convenient Click&Collect service is available through a dedicated Coles delivery van at New Town Plaza.
Caption: The Coles New Town team is excited to see the new-look store.