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Supermarket is closing to carry out a revamp

By Jo Deeks on Thursday, 21st June 2001.

SAINSBURY'S store at Haverhill is under-going a major refit which will create extra floorspace and more than 50 new jobs.

The store will close for a week at the end of next month and reopen at the beginning of August with a completely new look and an extra 3,000 square feet of floorspace.

Guides and floor walkers will be employed to help customers find their way around the re-organised store.

Steve Chadwick, deputy manager of the store, said the firm would be creating a new salad bar, as well as new meat, fish and deli counters. All departments will be re-organised to accommodate new stock, including a substantial increase in the number of fresh food lines available.

Originally, there had been an intention to include a pharmacy in the store but it had now been decided not to proceed with this.

The petrol filling station will be closed until Friday. It will be completely re-designed with a new, larger foyer selling a greater range of goods.

Mr Chadwick said: "It is a major investment in the store and a lot of work is being done to improve it. We are trying to keep disruption to customers to a minimum. We will close for six days and hope to re-open at the beginning of August.

"We are taking on a substantial number of new staff. Recruiting is already going on and we are getting a very good response."

Sainsbury's store at Hanchett End, Haverhill, already employs around 300 staff, making it one of the larger employers in the town.

Haverhill Weekly News

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