COLES has created 11 new jobs for locals at its new-look Eastlands supermarket, which was unveiled to shoppers last month.
The store has welcomed three qualified bakers at its new bakery and new team members across all departments including customer service, dairy and deli, bringing the total number of team members to 110.
Coles Eastlands store manager Brent Targett said the team was thrilled to launch its “bigger and better store” to the community and welcome the new recruits on board.
“It was fantastic to see some of our longest-serving team members, who have built such strong relationships with our shoppers, involved in the reopening ceremony,” he said.
“The team has worked very hard during the refurbishment to enhance the store for locals and deliver great service to our customers.”
Mr Targett said the supermarket contained a number of exciting, new features that would offer customers a seamless shopping experience across the store.
“The feedback we have received from residents has been extremely positive and we are delighted to provide locals with these improved features, especially the new bakery,” he said.
“I have been catching customers and their kids stopping and watching our bakers in action.
“It has a really interactive area and a great vibe.”
The new in-store bakery offers the popular “naked bread” option, which customers can pick and wrap themselves, as well as the first flat bread machine in southern Tasmania, providing shoppers with freshly baked flatbread daily.
Other new features include a continental delicatessen with an extended selection of local and international cheeses and meats, a self-service olive bar, a scoop and weigh station and a larger fresh produce section with fruit and vegetables displayed on ice.
Three express checkouts and five assisted checkouts have also been introduced to provide an easy and convenient shopping experience to complement customer service.
Coles Eastlands is open seven-days-a-week.