22 June 2017
Coles has created 115 new local jobs at Epping North with the unveiling of its milestone 800th supermarket at Aurora Village on Wednesday, 21 June.
Epping North was selected as the location for the milestone 800th supermarket in Australia after Coles’ 103 year history.
In addition to the 115 new recruits, 25 team members will transfer from other Coles stores in the area, bringing the total team to 140.
The new market-style supermarket will feature an in-store bakery with flatbread made daily, a continental delicatessen with a large selection of cheese and fresh seafood, and a meat counter with a slice-on-request service.
The new store will also feature a self-service olive bar, ‘Scoop and Weigh’ station and an extensive fresh produce area with fruit and vegetables displayed on ice.
Store Manager Ranjith Fernando is excited to introduce the store and its new features to local residents and support the local Epping North community.
“The whole team can’t wait to show off the new shopping experience to the local community. Our service will extend beyond the checkout, with the store committed to supporting a range of causes close to the hearts of customers and team members,” he said.
The team at Aurora Village will support the Epping North Scout Group by hosting activities and dinner at the Galada Community Centre and donating a trailer later this month, as well as supplying sport shirts for students at Harvest Home Primary School.
"As a store, we’re committed to being involved with the local community and working with Epping North Scout Group and Harvest Home Primary School are just two ways we’re getting involved. We look forward to being more involved with the local Epping North community throughout the year,” Ranjith said.
Coles at Aurora Village is located at 329A Harvest Home Rd, and will open from 6am to 12pm seven days a week.
Picture: Coles Aurora Village Store Manager Ranjith Fernando, Chef and Coles Fresh Advisor Curtis Stone, award-winning singer Casey Donovan and Coles Managing Director John Durkan officially open the 800th Coles supermarket in Epping North on 21 June.