Sainsbury’s has opened its first store in East Horsley today, following weeks of renovations and upgrade works to convert the premises on the corner of Kingston Avenue and Ockham Road South into a brand-new Sainsbury’s Local.
The retailer has teamed up with North Guildford Food Bank as its local food donation partner, ensuring donations and excess food from the store will go to those in the community who need it most. The charity joined Sainsbury’s colleagues, around half of whom are new to the store with the other half transferring from the previous one, to cut the ribbon and celebrate the opening morning.
Conveniently located at the end of Ockham Road South’s popular shopping parade, the new 2,000 sq. ft Sainsbury’s will serve and help customers between the hours of 7am and 11pm every day.
Today’s launch will bring a carefully curated selection of Sainsbury’s great value, high-quality food, drink and general merchandise within easier reach of East Horsley residents, whose nearest Sainsbury’s store was over six miles away in Fetcham until now. Providing everything from fresh bread and cakes baked daily in-store to delicious fruit and veg, meat, fish and meal solutions, the new store has been designed to bring more convenience and choice to customers.
As well as a Costa Coffee machine, customers can also take advantage of a new Click & Collect service in the store, conveniently enabling them to order online from Sainsbury’s much-loved Argos, Habitat and Tu Clothing brands for collection whilst picking up their groceries.
Patrick Dunne, Sainsbury’s Property Director, said: “It’s always a pleasure to bring Sainsbury’s to a new community for the first time and we’re delighted to have now completed work on this fresh Local in East Horsley. I hope our customers in the village will enjoy their new-look convenience store, both for the fantastic colleague service and the high-quality Sainsbury’s products now on offer in the same convenient location.”
Ryan Thompson, Sainsbury’s East Horsley Local Store Manager, said: “I’d like to thank everyone in the community for all the fantastic support we’ve received leading up to today’s opening, particularly the colleagues that make up my new team in-store. I’m really proud of how we’ve come together to make the store’s launch a success. I’d also like to thank our customers for bearing with us whilst we transformed the store – it’s great to now be welcoming everyone to experience it for themselves.”