Supermarket store marks five years in the city

Supermarket store marks five years in the city

The Sainsbury's store in St John's, Worcester.

Marking five years at Sainsbury's St Jon's are (front, from left) Michelle Tandy, Louise Shaw, Louise Shaw (both corr), Dawn Challender, Sam Healy and (back, from left) Victoria Tribe and Patrick O'Connell.

First published in News

A SUPERMARKET giant has celebrated five years since opening its second city store.

Sainsbury's St John's first opened its doors to customers on March 25, 2009 on the site of a former sports centre on Swanpool Walk.

Staff recently held a party to mark the anniversary and yesterday (Tuesday) customers were offered nibbles, while the store was dotted with birthday balloons.

"It's great to mark five years here with colleagues and customers," said the store's produce manager, Patrick O'Connell.

"It's remarkable how quickly the time has gone."

Of the store's 189 current employees, 48 were taken on when the branch first opened.

The store is the second Sainsbury's in the city. The Blackpole branch on Windermere Drive has been trading for almost 35 years.

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8:30am Wed 26 Mar 14

oldwusterboy says...

get your facts right please.

The Sainsburys on Windermere Drive opened in November 1976, almost 38 years.
get your facts right please. The Sainsburys on Windermere Drive opened in November 1976, almost 38 years. oldwusterboy
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12:44pm Wed 26 Mar 14

themooman says...

oldwusterboy - nobody cares
oldwusterboy - nobody cares themooman
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6:36pm Thu 27 Mar 14

markskoda says...

I remember when the Blackpole store opened. We lived abroad for many years . When we came back to visit the store many years later we saw the very same staff who were there on opening day. They are still there today. That's loyalty for you, by staff and employer.
I remember when the Blackpole store opened. We lived abroad for many years . When we came back to visit the store many years later we saw the very same staff who were there on opening day. They are still there today. That's loyalty for you, by staff and employer. markskoda
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3:40am Fri 28 Mar 14

presterjohn says...

Open for five years and it has managed to kill off Mutters and Jeynes and several other independent shops that had been in St.John's for decades.
Open for five years and it has managed to kill off Mutters and Jeynes and several other independent shops that had been in St.John's for decades. presterjohn
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12:41am Sat 29 Mar 14

themooman says...

presterjohn wrote:
Open for five years and it has managed to kill off Mutters and Jeynes and several other independent shops that had been in St.John's for decades.
To be fair though, they were rubbish shops I mean come on.... Note it hasn't killed off the fishing tackle shop so the other stores were obviously badly managed ...... Discuss
[quote][p][bold]presterjohn[/bold] wrote: Open for five years and it has managed to kill off Mutters and Jeynes and several other independent shops that had been in St.John's for decades.[/p][/quote]To be fair though, they were rubbish shops I mean come on.... Note it hasn't killed off the fishing tackle shop so the other stores were obviously badly managed ...... Discuss themooman
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