Coles created 194 new local jobs and an enhanced shopping experience in Braybrook when it opened the doors to its brand-new supermarket on 24 October. The new market-style supermarket at Braybrook also welcomed 21 team members who transferred from other Coles stores in the area, bringing the total team to 215. For 44 new recruits joining the team, this was their first time entering the workforce.
Store features include an in-store bakery with freshly-baked bread daily, a continental delicatessen with a large selection of cheeses and a self-service olive bar. The store also includes an in-store butcher offering a slice on request service and an extensive fresh produce area with fruit and vegetables displayed on ice. Shoppers can also benefit from a quick and easy shopping experience with 14 manned registers and 10 self-service checkouts, complementing Coles’ in-store customer service.
Coles online will be available at the supermarket with Click&Collect and home delivery launching on Wednesday, 7 November, allowing residents in the western suburbs to order their groceries online and have them delivered to their car boot at a dedicated Click&Collect carpark or straight to their kitchen bench.
Coles Braybrook Store Manager James Rotaru, who has worked with Coles across the state since 2004, said he is looking forward to officially opening the doors and sharing the new store features with the local community.
“Braybrook is a fast growing community and we know there is demand for a new and convenient shopping destination, and we’re excited to deliver our customers great quality products and an exceptional customer service. We’re also delighted to create so many jobs for the booming area,” he said.
“We are especially excited to offer an extended range of Asian cuisine to cater to the demographics of local shoppers. We hope to see many locals at our Family Fun days where there will be a chance to meet AFL footy legend Brendan Fevola and enjoy traditional Lion dancing.”
To support local causes, the Braybrook team will help community groups like the 1st Sunshine Scouts, Sunshine Lions Club, Phu Dong Scout Group and the Mad Youth Committee Group with their fundraising efforts through the use of the store’s community barbeque. Braybrook team members will also undertake fundraising for charities such as Redkite to help provide assistance to families affected by cancer and SecondBite, a charity which provides surplus, edible food to people in need.
Coles at Braybrook is located on the corner of Ballarat Rd (Western Hwy) and Burke Street, Braybrook and will open from 7am to 10pm, seven days a week.