One of Daventry’s supermarkets has undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment ahead of the festive shopping season.
Waitrose, in Bowen Square, finished a £2 million refit at the start of the month, and was officially reopened by Daventry’s MP, Chris Heaton-Harris. As part of the refit almost everything inside the store has been updated and given a fresh look. The change has increased shelf space, allowing them to stock a greater range of items, and has seen contactless payment options installed along with new Quick Scan tills too.
Department manager at the store Rachel Hemmings, said: “We’ve had all new fridge units, a lot of the rest of the store has been upgraded.
“It means we’ve got an even better produce range for customers. The biggest addition is probably the homeware department – we’ve now got items like pillows, duvets, kitchen equipment and baking accessories in store. That’s something that Daventry hasn’t had up until now so that’s something really good for the town.
“Our counters for fish, meat, deli and patisserie have also been changed and we’ve got more products there too.
“Overall the store has a completely different feel to it now. The lighting has been changed and it’s made it into a brighter, friendlier, better place for customers.”
While he was at the store Mr Heaton-Harris met with some of the staff who had worked at Waitrose for more than 25 years. He also got to look behind the scenes and discover more about Waitrose and the John Lewis Partnership.