Wool­worths Seacrest opens

Geraldton Guardian - - News - Zoe Keenan

Wool­worths Seacrest of­fi­cially opened its store last Wed­nes­day promising cus­tomers free park­ing and lo­cally and Aus­tralian-grown pro­duce.

Other fea­tures of the new store in­clude wider aisles, park­ing un­der cover in ad­di­tion to ground park­ing and free Wi-Fi.

The store has 97 staff with 20 of those jobs taken by work­ers who trans­ferred from the Wool­worths Ger­ald­ton store and the re­main­ing po­si­tions filled from the com­mu­nity.

Pro­duce op­er­a­tions man­ager Garth Leary said the store was sell­ing some lo­cally grown pro­duce and was look­ing to grow on that.

“We cur­rently sell cu­cum­bers and cap­sicums that are grown in the re­gion but we are try­ing to get more lo­cal pro­duce and meet­ing with lo­cal grow­ers,” he said.

Store man­ager Shane Cranston said as well as sup­port­ing lo­cal pro­duce they will also sup­port the com­mu­nity as much as pos­si­ble.

“We’ll be sup­port­ing char­i­ties such as Foobank and lo­cal schools,” he said. “We have do­nated to both Mount Tar­coola Pri­mary School and Wan­d­ina Pri­mary School and will con­tinue to sup­port them by of­fer­ing free fruit.”

Picture: Zoe Keenan

Wool­worth's Seacrest store man­ager Shane Cranston and Deb Wor­land cut the rib­bon to of­fi­cially open the new store.

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