COLES has pledged to create 30 new jobs and offer customers a greater choice after remodelling its Orange store.
The national supermarket chain held the grand opening of its renovations on Wednesday with Orange mayor John Davis joining Coles staff to cut the ribbon.
A Coles spokesperson said the upgrade meant more than 5000 new lines would added to the store, including an extended health food section.
“Local shoppers will benefit from a newly-renovated Coles scratch bakery featuring an expanded range of breads, rolls and cakes,” she said.
“The store will also feature a brand new continental delicatessen, boasting a floor-to-ceiling glass cheese wall.”
The spokesperson said fresh fruit and vegetables would be served on ice, and a scoop and weigh bar had been added, allowing customers to pick and pack their own loose nuts and seeds.
Orange customers will also be able to buy Canobolas Eggs from Molong.
Coles Orange store manager Mark Kinsela, who has worked at Coles for 30 years, said he was excited about the extension and the changes to the store.
“We can’t wait to show our local shoppers the fresh new-look and upgrades we’ve made at the Coles Orange store,” he said.
“The extended range on shelves will ensure local shoppers have more choice than ever before.
“We are also thrilled to be able to increase the number of team members as part of the upgrade, strengthening our commitment as a large provider of jobs for the local community.”
The 30 new employees will add to the 100 employees who already work for Coles Orange.
Coles is open from 7am to 10pm every day.
Simply Nile open on Sundays
SIMPLY Nile Cafe in Nile Street will open for breakfast on Sundays due to customer demand, says owner Frank Mohun.
Mr Mohun, who bought the business with his wife Kathryn earlier this year, said opening from 8.30am until noon on Sundays had proved popular with customers.
“Every second person said we should open on Sunday so we decided to,” he said.
The Mohuns moved to Orange from the Hunter Valley where they ran a general store and catering business.
Foodie adventure to Italy
TRAVELSCENE Orange is taking bookings for MasterChef Travel’s upcoming culinary journey to Italy with the 2011 winner of the reality cooking series MasterChef, Kate Bracks.
Guests are being invited to travel to Italy with Mrs Bracks for a “foodie adventure”.
Relaunch marks milestone
LIFE without Barriers relaunched its brand recently.
Troy Knox-Niven, executive assistant to the western area operations manager, said the relaunch would bring renewed pride to to the organisation and reflect its standing as a leading provider of social and community services.
“This year marks our 20th anniversary and as this is a pivotal milestone for us, the launch of the brand will also coincide with the release of a refreshed approach to our service delivery,” he said.