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New-build 5,500 sq ft EuroSpar supermarket opens in Newcastle

Store community rep Collette Valentine, long-term staff member Sean Brannigan and store manager Lisa McKee declare EuroSpar Newcastle officially open

THE site of what was once a modest Spar store in Newcastle has been transformed into a 5,500 sq ft EuroSpar supermarket following a major investment by owners Henderson Retail.

It is 50 per cent larger than the old shop and brings 10 further jobs to the site that has been serving the community for decades, alongside a range of new services and an enhanced product offering of 6,000 lines.

EuroSpar Newcastle opened after a 10-month build, with data-driven design keeping the local shopper and visitors to the town's specific mission in mind.

The supermarket comprises a number of suppliers, from The Home Bakery in Rathfriland, to Kilkeel's Cunningham's Butchery, which now has an extended range of locally farmed meats, and The Shelbourne Bakery in Co Down.

They sit alongside locally sourced and produced products from Henderson Wholesale including Spar Bakery, The CHEF, enjoy local, and The Greengrocer's.

Mark McCammond, retail director at Henderson Group, said: “Consumers in Newcastle are looking for a shopping solution that can bring them high quality fresh local meat and produce plus a range of great value ingredients.

“The shopper demographic is a mix of locals and those visiting this destination hotspot, and EuroSpar Newcastle caters to all their demand with its range of fresh food and big brands.”

In addition to the range available, more than 1,000 big brand products have been price matched to Tesco, which has a store literally across the road from the new enlarged outlet.

Store manager Lisa McKee said “We're at the heart of the community here in Newcastle, and with this bigger store, we're able to offer even more goods and services to our shoppers, many of whom have been loyal customers for year.”

EuroSpar Newcastle opens seven days a week, alongside a six pump BP forecourt and 41-space car park and ATM, and it also offers complimentary wifi and charging points within the in-store seating area.

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