Sainsbury’s has today unveiled a new Local, welcoming customers into a convenience store with a 1,700 sq. ft sales floor in the heart of York’s city centre. Sainsbury’s York Davygate store will serve customers 7am – 11pm seven days a week and will stock around 2,000 products, including an excellent range of fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy, fresh bakery and other household grocery products. Customers can also pick up a coffee from the instore self-service Costa machine.
Sainsbury’s York Davygate Local will play an active role in the local community and will be supporting Sainsbury’s nationwide community programmes. In January Sainsbury’s also announced an additional £1 million community fund for stores to donate to charities and other good causes in their local areas. This follows Sainsbury’s ‘Help Brighten a Million Christmases’ campaign that raised £6 million in December for over 800 local charity partners, including local charities Changing Lives, Safe and Sound Homes SASH, the Well Project and Lidgett Grove Methodist Church.
The opening of the new York Local store is one of a number of stores the leading retailer is planning to open for Yorkshire customers in the next year or so, including York Station Local and Harrogate Cambridge Street Local in the summer.
Sainsbury’s Property Director, Patrick Dunne said: “The new store looks great and I’m sure local residents and visitors will enjoy the fresh and convenient shopping experience in the heart of York. As part of our continued mission to offer customers the value, quality and convenience they want, we’re really pleased to further expand our local store estate. We’re really excited about our investment plans in Yorkshire and look forward to updating our customers as soon as possible on other stores we have in the pipeline for the region.”
Sainsbury’s York Davygate Local Store Manager, Andrew Gordon said: “Our dedicated team is looking forward to getting to work in this new and modern store and providing the community with great value products and customer service.”
Sainsbury’s has a number of central York convenience stores including York Piccadilly Local, York Micklegate Local, Bootham Local, Blossom Street Local, Bishopthorpe Road Local, Fulford Local, Burton Stone Lane Local, Osbaldwick Local and Beckfield Lane Local. These convenience stores are in addition to the Sainsbury’s York Superstore.