Maximising our assets
In December, work began at our Station Road, Brightlingsea Food store to convert the first floor into five, two-bedroom flats, creating new homes for the local community. The flats are due to be completed and available for rent in summer 2023.
Over the year we refitted five of our Food stores: West Bergholt near Colchester, Haughley near Stowmarket, Lovelace Road in Norwich, Connaught Avenue in Frinton on Sea and Wood Road in Heybridge. We modernised all five stores for colleagues and customers with alterations such as installing new energy-efficient fridges and LED lights and updating the branding to create a sleek, modern appearance.
In addition to five full store refits, we also completed a significant project to ensure our Food stores complied with the new high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) regulations that came into effect on 1 October 2022. This involved a mixture of minor moves and full store re-lays.