February 25th, 2020Coles Woodend now employing 157 staff
COLES Woodend has created 68 new local jobs and an enhanced shopping experience with its market‐style supermarket which opened last November.
An additional 89 team members transferred from the former Woodend store.
Store manager Ben Ebell said he had been thrilled to bring a state-of-the-art Coles supermarket to regional Victoria and create so many new jobs in Woodend.
“We had a number of young adults starting their first job ever and we were delighted to welcome experienced Coles team members across the store who have been serving locals for decades,” he said.
“The team is passionate about the community and we will continue to support local causes with fundraising initiatives and give back to residents where it matters most.
“With the warmer months upon us, we are donating food and drinks to the local CFA firefighters on total fire ban days throughout summer. We’re also sponsoring the Woodend Hesket Football Netball Club, Rotary Club and Bowling Club, as well as supporting local businesses such as Josh’s Eggs.
“Partnering with local suppliers has always been a focus for Coles, and we proudly stock Josh’s Eggs which are based right here in the Macedon Ranges.’’
The supermarket features an instore bakery with delicious artisan style varieties by Laurent and a flatbread machine to make fresh flatbread daily, a continental deli with a large selection of cheeses and an in-store butcher with a slice on request service.
Customers can also enjoy a self-serve olive bar and an extensive fresh produce area with fruit and vegetables displayed on ice.
The store also offers a Click&Collect service which will offer a new level of convenience for Coles shoppers. Click&Collect allows customers to shop for their groceries online and pick them up from the store where a Coles team member will deliver groceries directly to their car boot.
“The team is passionate about the community and we will continue to support local causes with fundraising initiatives and give back to residents where it matters most.”
– Ben Ebell