The branch, which is managed by Daniel Morehead, was officially launched by local MP Victoria Prentis.
Thousands of products will feature on Waitrose Banbury’s shelves, as well as those offered on its fresh service counters, including dedicated meat, fish and cheese counters, and a dry aged beef cabinet. There is also a Mai Taiko sushi counter and bakery.
Services include Waitrose Quick Check, which gives customers the opportunity to scan as they shop, and the John Lewis ‘click and collect’ service for people to collect their online John Lewis orders at the store.
The supermarket also features a café, outdoor seating area and community room, which is free to book for charity events or regular community get-togethers. In addition, the retailer’s Community Matters ‘green token’ initiative will see Waitrose share £1,000 between three local charities or projects every month.
Victoria said: “I’m delighted to see another well-known retailer choose Banbury as the location for its latest store. With over 120 employees and a room for community use, it’s a brilliant addition to the town.”