By Jessica Micallef
More than 60 jobs will be created at a new Coles in Woodend.
The new relocated supermarket, features an in-store bakery and butcher, continental deli, 10 self-service checkouts, three express checkouts and nine manned register belts.
Store manager Ben Ebell said he was delighted to open the doors of the new supermarket and share the store features with the community.
“We are thrilled to be bringing a state-of-the-art Coles supermarket to regional Victoria which will create so many new jobs in Woodend,” Mr Ebell said.
“We have a number of young adults starting their first job ever and we’re delighted to welcome experienced Coles team members across the store who have been serving locals for decades.”
Mr Ebell said the Coles community will support local organisations through fundraising initiatives.
“We will be donating food and drinks to the local CFA firefighters on total fire ban days throughout summer,” Mr Ebell said.
“We’re also sponsoring the Woodend Hesket Football Netball Club, Rotary Club and Bowling Club, as well supporting local businesses such as Josh’s Eggs.”
The new store opened last Wednesday.
Coles Woodend is open between 7am-10pm seven days a week and is located at 61 High Street Woodend.