Local store on your doorstep
SAINSBURY’S is looking to open one of its Local convenience stores in Ruislip, creating up to 25 jobs.
The supermarket giant has confirmed plans to lodge a planning application with Hillingdon Council “imminently”, having already applied for an alcohol licence.
It wants to take over the former Nisa convenience store in High Street, which used to house a Post Office, before this moved to a new location in the same road in October last year.
Developers have begun work on the property in anticipation of a new occupant, but Sainsbury’s still needs to secure a lease.
A spokeswoman for Sainsbury’s said the planned opening would create between 20 and 25 jobs, which she said would be mostly filled by people living nearby.
She added: “As a responsible retailer, we seek to play an active role in the local community, which includes promoting safer neighbourhoods.
“An example of this is our ‘Think 25 Policy’, whereby colleagues are trained to check the age of anyone buying alcohol if they appear to be aged 25 or under.
“Each of our stores support a nominated local charity every year and Sainsbury’s also runs a nationwide Active Kids programme that helps invest in sporting equipment for schools and local groups.
“Since 2005, Hillingdon has benefitted from £1,089,649.”
The supermarket company operates more than 700 of its smaller Local stores across the country, alongside more than 500 superstores.
In South Ruislip, the company has been embroiled in a legal row with developers hoping to build a rival Asda, a cinema complex, restaurants and housing on the former Arla dairy site, at a cost of £100m.
NEW STORE: Sainsbury’s want to open a Local store on the site of the old Nisa