Sainsbury’s has launched two new Neighbourhood Hub stores.
The Big 4 grocer’s larger convenience store format will bring the total number of stores to seven.
The new store model, which was launched in 2019, differs from a Sainsbury’s convenience store by typically being larger in size and offering a wider range of products.
The grocer also announced upgrades being made to its existing Melbourne, Billingshurst, Whitstable High Street and Penwortham sites, nearly all Hubs featuring a new Argos click and collect facility.
A range of new products will also be launched at Sainsbury’s sites in Ascot, Bishopston and Hackney.
“Our newest Hub stores look great and I’m sure our customers will enjoy doing more of their shopping closer to home,” Sainsbury’s property director Patrick Dunne said.
“We’re continually investing in our store network and adapting our estate to ensure it best reflects our customers’ changing shopping habits and local demand.
“Our Neighbourhood Hubs have proved extremely popular and that has really motivated the team to open more for our customers through a combination of acquiring new sites and upgrading current stores.”
Sainsbury’s also said it is working on opening around 18 more Neighbourhood Hub stores over the next few years, in addition to investing in upgrading some of its current convenience stores into this new format and will keep customers updated on plans.