Sainsbury’s Local opens in Cambridge residential scheme

Sainsbury’s Local has opened its doors in Hobson Square at the Great Kneighton residential scheme in Trumpington, Cambridge.

The 2,972 sq. ft store. which is conveniently located a short walk from Addenbrookes Hospital, will be open from 7am to 11pm every day.

Nearby residents and workers have the chance to sample Sainsbury’s latest convenience range, from fresh fruit and veg, healthy snacks and food-to-go, to sweet, savoury and frozen staples.

They can also enjoy a hot drink from a self-service Costa coffee machine in the store, as well as pick up Argos, Habitat and Tu Clothing products ordered online via the instore Click & Collect service.

The 15 colleagues that make up the new store team, ten of which are new to Sainsbury’s, will play an active role in the local community whilst also taking part in Sainsbury’s nationwide charitable programmes and initiatives.

Through Sainsbury’s partnership with Neighbourly, the new Local will work with local food donation partners to help ensure that any surplus food from the store will go to those who need it most.

Patrick Dunne, Property Director, noted “We’re thrilled to be unveiling this brand-new store in Hobson Square, creating jobs as well as a convenient place for customers in Cambridge to pick up their essentials. The store looks great and I’m sure customers will enjoy visiting and getting to know our fantastic team of colleagues.”

Dan Budgell, Store Manager, added, “It’s been great to cut the ribbon and open our new store today and we’re excited to welcome customers for the first time. It’s important to us that we play an active role in the local community and we’re looking forward to getting to know it now our store is open.”