New Woolworths brings more choice and low prices to Newstead
Store brings 90 new jobs to local community
Tuesday, 27 August 2013: Residents of Newstead will experience one of Australia’s most modern supermarket concepts tomorrow when their new Woolworths store opens its doors.
The new Woolies will provide Newstead residents with fresh produce, inspiring meal ideas and More Savings Every Day.
The 3,854 sqm supermarket will be opened at 8am on Wednesday 28 August by the Hon Teresa Gambaro MP, Member for Brisbane.
Hazel Jackson, Woolworths Newstead store manager, said there are 90 new roles for local people out of a total of 120 staff at the store, “We are proud that the opening of Woolworths sees us welcome 90 new people from the local area providing a first step on an exciting and fulfilling career in retail.
“Our aim is to connect customers directly with produce fresh from suppliers throughout Queensland and across Australia. 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 Aussie produce, our growers and their regions along with the best uses for that produce.”
As well as a baked goods, deli items, seafood and meat, the new store will also include a focus on wellness and healthy-living products, such as Woolworths’ own Macro Wholefoods Market brand that includes free range and organic choices.
“The new Woolies will provide customers with More Savings Every Day including big brand names and fresh produce, and all in the heart of the exciting new Gasworks urban community, so locals can enjoy a shopping experience that’s both affordable and convenient,” said Hazel.
Twenty-three checkouts will be available including traditional, express and self serve, allowing customers to save time in store.
Woolworths Newstead is celebrating the new store opening with donations to Fortitude Valley State School and the Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association.
Customers are welcome to join in all the opening day festivities with entertainment and giveaways from Wednesday morning.
The store will be open from 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 5.30pm on Saturdays and 9am to 6pm on Sundays.
What: Opening of Woolworths Newstead
When: 7.15am for 7.30am commencement, Wednesday 28 August
Where: Woolworths Newstead, Skyring Terrace, Gasworks, Newstead 4006
Who: The Hon Teresa Gambaro MP, Member for Brisbane
Interviews and photo opportunities are available. For further information please contact the One Green Bean on (02) 8020 1805.
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