MORE than 80 jobs will be created when Coles opens its doors to a new market-style supermarket at Secret Harbour on Friday, June 23.
The new Secret Harbour store is part of an investment by Coles of more than $120 million in WA over 18 months, creating more than 1200 construction jobs and about 850 retail jobs.
Combining a contemporary format, shoppers at Coles Secret Harbour will be able to enjoy an extensive fresh produce section, open-style butchery and an in-store bakery complete with a large range of artisan breads, cakes and pastries.
The store will also feature a continental delicatessen with a variety of local and international cheeses as well as a scoop and weigh cabinet filled with a selection of nuts and dried fruit mixes.
Store manager Peter Stonehouse said the development would create new jobs and provide the local community with an enhanced shopping experience.
“We are thrilled to welcome over 80 team members to the store, providing a major boost to employment in the burgeoning Rockingham and surrounding suburbs economy,” he said.
“The feedback we’ve received from Secret Harbour residents has been extremely positive and we can’t wait to provide locals with a brand new supermarket with the latest in-store features.”
Residents are invited to celebrate the opening from 4.30pm on Friday, 23 June with a free Coles Community Carnival to be held in the carpark closest to Coles.
There will be free face painting, carnival rides and showbags along with a special appearance from WA’s popular chef duo, Anna and Jordan Bruno, who will be demonstrating some of their favourite recipes.
Former Fremantle Dockers player Shaun McManus will also meet with residents.