Supermarket giant Waitrose opened the doors of new store to shoppers in Heathfield on Wednesday (September 23).
The new convenience shop, built on the site of the former Vauxhall garage in Station Road, started trading from 7am on Wednesday morning.
Waitrose, part of the John Lewis Partnership, said the new 6,000ft store had created 60 jobs and would offer around 5,000 products for sale. It has parking for 37 vehicles and eight cycle spaces.
Heathfield store manager, Jeremy Barnard, said: “The opening is the realisation of a long-standing ambition to open in Heathfield and we cannot wait to welcome our new customers.
“The investment we are making means we can help bring more shoppers to the town, create more choice and provide new jobs.”
The retail giant said it would also be sharing around £6,000 among the town’s charities and groups.
The opening was welcomed by Philip Johnson, director of Locate East Sussex, who said: “More jobs for local people is great news. The new supermarket also broadens the retail offer in the Heathfield area and we hope Waitrose will consider locating to other towns in East Sussex.”
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