Morrisons threw open its doors to queuing customers this morning (Monday 7th April 2014).
Hundreds flocked to the new supermarket to see what bargains they could pick up.
The opening coincided with the start of the Easter holidays and families could be seen pushing trollies around the sparkling new store.
Staff looked proud as punch helping and serving customers on the shop floor and checkouts.
Morrisons has created a total of 246 new jobs at the Kilton Road site. And 103 of those staff members were previously unemployed.
“Customers have been telling me they like the way the supermarket is set out. They like how similar it is to the Retford store,” said checkout assistant Estelle Bowler, from Worksop.
Estelle was previously a school meals supervisor but she decided to apply for the Morrisons job because of the company’s good reputation.
She added: “They are known to look after their staff and offer flexible hours to fit in with family commitments.”
Shoppers seemed thrilled with the variety of products on offer, and were particularly taken by the Market Street area.
Fresh fruit and veg, fish meat and a deli counter drew customers in.
And the smell of freshly baked bread and hot crossed buns wafted across the store.
Store manager Dan Turner said: “We wanted to create an experience that was different from other supermarkets, offering customers a fantastic range of fresh products at great value and excellent customer service.”
“The team have worked hard to train as specialists in areas such as wine, butchery and bakery and the fresh market concept means that many products are created by these specialists in-store each morning.”
“We’re delighted that, as a result of this new store opening, we have helped create new jobs in the local area, and look forward to welcoming new shoppers into our Worksop store.”
Shoppers Lynn and Tony Elcock from Gateford said they would make Morrisons their regular supermarket from now on.
Said Lynn: “We have occasionally gone to the Retford store and have always noticed the fruit and veg seems so much fresher than in other supermarkets.”
“I love the salad bar and all the fresh produce and how it’s displayed.”
Said Tony: “We tend to drive to the supermarket and do one big shop a week, to keep the cost down.”
“I’m sure we’ll be back.”