OVER one hundred people gathered in the cold for the opening of the new Morrison’s store in Wisbech on Monday morning.
Wisbech Mayor Jonathan Farmer and Marilyn Spinks, the local representative from Morrisons’ charity partner Save the Children, cut the ribbon at 9am to open the store on Elm High Road.
Then the doors were opened and the gathered shoppers wasted no time getting into the store.
Store general manager Matt Weavers said: “I’m really excited for shoppers of Wisbech to experience our Market Street offer and see the new store.
“The team have been working around the clock to prepare it – we’ll have real butchers, bakers and fishmongers making and preparing fresh food all day, every day so we can’t wait for customers to come and see it for themselves.”
The new store will incorporate Market Street, Morrisons’ collection of individual fresh food shops, including the butcher, the baker, and the fishmonger, oven fresh, deli and salad counters.
Morrisons replaced the Co-operative Foodstore and AHF furtniture store that had been on the retail site. As well as the new superstore, retailer B&M Stores has opened up next door.