Sainsbury’s customers in Oxford have the chance to try out a brand-new Sainsbury’s Local from today, following the opening of the retailer’s latest store as part of the redevelopment of the Jericho Health Centre on the corner of Walton Street and Cranham Street. Colleagues gathered this morning to cut the ribbon and celebrate the launch of the new store.
Conveniently located just north of Oxford city centre, the 2,745 sq. ft. store will help and serve customers between the hours of 7am and 11pm every day.
Local residents, workers and shoppers will now have the opportunity to pick up a bite to eat from Sainsbury’s delicious selection of sandwiches and ‘food to go’, as well as pick up a hot drink from a self-service Costa coffee. Fresh bread and pastries will be baked in the store every day and it will also stock an excellent range of great value, high quality fresh food, fruit and vegetables, as well as other grocery and household products.
Customers will also be able to collect products from the much-loved brands of Argos, Habitat and Tu Clothing, ordered online and delivered via the in-store Click and Collect service.
The 19 colleagues that make up the new store team will play an active role in the local community whilst also taking part in Sainsbury’s nationwide charitable programmes and initiatives. For example, through Sainsbury’s partnership with Neighbourly, the new Local will work with local food donation partners to help ensure that any surplus food from the store will go to those who need it most.
Patrick Dunne, Sainsbury’s Property Director, said: “We are delighted to introduce a brand new Sainsbury’s Local to customers in Oxford today with the opening of our latest convenience store on the estate. Our investment in Jericho has not only generated new job opportunities for local people but also enhanced convenience and choice in the neighbourhood while bringing Sainsbury’s great value, high-quality products closer to more of our customers.”
Carla Browning, Sainsbury’s Oxford Walton Street Local Store Manager, said: “It’s been fantastic to cut the ribbon and open our new store today after weeks of hard work to get everything ready to welcome customers for the first time. We think our new store has lots to offer the local community and my team and I are looking forward to helping and serving the people of Jericho for years to come.”
Sainsbury’s is working hard to ensure that as a business it is operating sustainably, for example by reducing plastic across its operations and supply chain as one of its key priorities. Most recently, the retailer announced that it has removed plastic trays from its by Sainsbury’s steak range, replacing them with a cardboard tray alternative.