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