Sainsbury’s has opened a new store in Merchant City, Glasgow, just in time for Christmas.
The new 1,292 sq. ft store is the third convenience store Sainsbury’s has opened in Scotland this year, where the retailer now has 136 stores and over 9,000 employees.
The new local store, now open from 7am to 1pm seven days a week, will showcase the Big 4 grocer’s latest range of fresh food, fruit, vegetable and seasonal favourites, alongside branded and own-brand grocery products.
The new store also features bakery products, which are made every day in-store and customers have access to a range of drinks including an in-store juicer and Costa Coffee machine.
Specialist ranges including Polish, American and Oriental products as well as free-from and meat-free sections are featured in the new store as the grocer cater’s to its diverse local community.
“I’m delighted that we’ve been able to open another Sainsbury’s Local before Christmas, this time for customers in Glasgow’s busy city centre,” Sainsbury’s property director Patrick Dunne said.
“I’d like to thank our amazing colleagues for all their hard work to get the store ready for opening and I look forward to seeing the team flourish as part of the vibrant community in the Merchant City.”
Through the supermarket’s partnership with Neighbourly, the new store has teamed up with local charity Homeless Project Scotland as its food donation partner.
Colleagues are expected to support Sainsbury’s national charity initiative and community programmes such as its recently relaunched annual “Help Brighten a Million Christmases’ campaign”, which sees the retailer work with customers to donate to families in need over the festive period.
Every customer donation is matched by the supermarket up to the value of £1.5 million.
Sainsbury’s Glasgow Ingram Street local store manager Steven Steel added: “It’s been really exciting to open our doors to the local community today.”
“We’re proud to be putting Sainsbury’s fantastic range of products and brilliant customer service on the doorstep of the Merchant City and I can’t wait to hear what customers think of their new store.”