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Waitrose Opens £20m Worcester Store

UK retailer Waitrose has opened a new £20 million in West Midlands city Worcester. It is set to be one of the top ten largest of all UK Waitrose stores at 38,000 square feet.

The new store also boasts an eat-in bakery, café, and fresh meat and fish counters. It will also provide customers with the Waitrose Quick-Check facility, online shopping, and John Lewis click-and collect.

The Worcester branch will be the first store outside London to feature a draft beer pump supplied by Purity Brewing Company, Alcester, in the in-store wine bar.

The company has further announced its intent to launch two community -ocused initiatives, supporting local charities and projects.

Branch manager, Scott Whittaker said: “We are really proud to be opening in Worcester, to have generated new employment opportunities for local people and to be adding to the investment the city continues to attract. Waitrose Worcester will be among our largest in the UK and a real flagship for our brand.”

© 2016 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Aoife Lawless. To subscribe to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine, click here.

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