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Henderson opens latest new build with £3m EuroSpar in Millisle

EuroSpar Millisle area manager David Miskimmin (second left) and Henderson Retail store project manager Gregory Cochrane (centre) with EuroSpar Millisle store manager Joanne Knox (second right) and store staff

A NEW EuroSpar community supermarket has opened at Moss Road in Millisle in a £3 million investment which has created 25 jobs to the area.

The store, which began pre-lockdown and lasted eight months, replaces the original Spar outlet on Main Street.

Henderson’s Retail director Mark McCammond said: “We've retained the 15-strong team from the original store, brought 25 new job opportunities for the area, and shoppers will benefit from EuroSpar’s extensive range of locally sourced fresh foods.

“The new supermarket will feature thousands of additional lines when compared to the former store, an enhanced value proposition and a Maxol service station, the first in the town for over 15 years

It is the third store operated by Henderson Retail to open in the past couple of months after Spar Carnmoney Hill and the reopening of EuroSpar Glenwell.

Meanwhile the family-owned Henderson Group has been celebrating another milestone as its technology division's award-winning EDGEPoS till system completed its 600th installation at Maxol Glenabbey.

The company made the decision in 2010 to develop its own EPOS system so that it could better meet the demands of retailers in the north, and over the last decade has continued to develop the technology.

The EDGEPoS system is built entirely around retail experiences and can adapt and be amended to consider and integrate third party offerings, allowing Henderson Technology a cost-effective way of introducing new features.

Maxol Group chief executive Brian Donaldson said: "Appointing Henderson Technology to supply its market leading technology in 17 of our company-owned across Northern Ireland has been an overwhelmingly positive experience for us.

"EDGEPoS is at the forefront of retail innovation, and the investment we are making in this system will bring significant benefits to, first and foremost, our customers."

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