CUTTING THE RIBBON: Team members at Coles Dalby officially opened their 'new look' store on Wednesday.
CUTTING THE RIBBON: Team members at Coles Dalby officially opened their 'new look' store on Wednesday. Jessica Bahr

New-look Coles offering more to customers

RENOVATIONS are certainly all the rage in Dalby at the moment.

Over the past month, Coles Dalby has been working to create an enhanced shopping experience as part of an $8 million investment in the region over the past three years.

On Wednesday morning the new-look supermarket was officially unveiled, complete with cake, flowers and a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The refurbished supermarket features an in-store bakery, an extensive range of speciality cheeses and a scoop-and-weigh station including a wider variety of seeds, nuts, grains and dried fruits for customers to choose from.

Coles state general manager for Queensland Paul Bradshaw said Coles had invested more than $8.2 million in supermarkets on the Darling Downs over the past three years.

The investment has also included new and refurbished supermarkets in Toowoomba North, Goondiwindi and Gatton

“We’re reinvigorating our supermarkets to make shopping more enjoyable and convenient for our customers by introducing new store features and offering a range that meets the needs of the local community,” he said.

“The refurbishment of our Dalby store also means new job opportunities locally and we’re pleased to employ four new team members, bringing the total team to almost 80 at the store.”

Newly appointed Coles Dalby store manager Ray Holmes, who has been involved in two previous refurbishments at Coles in Ipswich and Wilsonton, said both the team and customers had been eagerly anticipating the store relaunch.

“I’ve only been here for ten days and it’s been very full on, but worth every second,” he said.

“It’s been a lot busier for the team lately but we have received some great feedback from the community so far and it should be a lot more customer-friendly now.”

“There has been a lot of buzz and excitement around the new in-store bakery and I know it will be a hit with the customers.

“Seeing the team come together during the refurbishment and embrace the change has been a really positive experience.”

The team at Dalby said they were also looking forward to working closely with the community and continuing to support local charities and organisations.


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