At 2,800sq ft, the store is one Sainsbury’s largest Local branches. It will offer the new city centre development’s businesses and residents a range of fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy products, an in-store bakery, drinks, sandwiches and snacks along with other convenience products, plus a trial range of gym and protein products.
Sean Walker, the head of Business Against Crime in Leeds (BACIL) attended the launch to cut the ribbon and welcome the first customers along with the new store manager, Andrew Schlesinger, at 9am.
Andrew said: “We are delighted to be opening a brand new Local store in the heart of Leeds, providing residents and workers in Wellington Place with a convenient place to pick up their favourite grocery products at fantastic value. The new store looks fantastic and we have a great team of colleagues – many of whom are new to Sainsbury’s – who are really excited to welcome and serve customers.”
The new store has created 15 new jobs and will play an active role in the local community, supporting a local charity and the supermarket chain’s nationwide community programmes and charity partners.