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Monday, 25 August 2014: Residents of Coolangatta will see the opening of one of Australia’s most modern supermarkets when Woolworths opens the doors of its new store on Marine Parade on Tuesday.

The new $4.8 million development will be officially opened at 5.30pm on Tuesday, 26 August. The store will provide customers with fresh Australian produce, inspiring meal ideas, a wide choice of healthy options and a huge range of grocery items at great prices.

Woolworths Coolangatta Store Manager, Tony Smith said 65 people would be employed at the store, with new jobs for local people, “We are proud that the opening of the new Woolworths sees us welcoming so many new people to the company from the Coolangatta area.

“Our aim is to connect customers directly with our local fresh producers as much as possible. With 100 per cent of fresh meat and 96 per cent of fresh fruit and veg sourced from Australia our store will highlight the wonderful seasonality of produce along with tips for the best uses for products, ” Tony said. 

The new store is 3,666 square metres and will include a full production bakery creating fresh bread daily, seafood counter and delicatessen. The store will also include a focus on wellness with Woolworths’ Macro range that includes free range, free from and organic choices.

Eighteen checkouts will be available for customers including traditional, express and self serve checkouts.

Woolworths Coolangatta is celebrating the new store opening with donations to the local community including a cheque presentation to Coolangatta State Primary School and Coolangatta Surf Life Saving Club. Customers are welcome to join in all the opening day festivities.

The store will be open from 7am to 10pm Monday to Saturday and 8am to 8pm on Sundays.

 

MEDIA CALL

What:   Opening of Woolworths Coolangatta
When:  5:15pm for an 5.30pm commencement of proceedings on Tuesday, 26 August
Where:   The Strand at Coolangatta, 72-80 Marine Parade, Coolangatta

Interviews and photo opportunities are available.

For further information please contact One Green Bean on (02) 8020 1839.

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