Coles staff celebrate the opening of their refurbished store at Tweed City Shopping Centre
Coles staff celebrate the opening of their refurbished store at Tweed City Shopping Centre Juliet Allen

New-look Coles a boost for local jobs

COLES Tweed City will look to boost employment and offer an enhanced shopping experience for customers after unveiling their new look store on Wednesday.

To mark the opening, the store’s longest serving team member, Sharyn Richardson, who has worked at Coles for 33 years, cut the ribbon as customers took the opportunity to inspect the store for the first time.

Store Manager Frank McDermott, who’s been managing the store for three months in his sixth year with the company, said the revamped supermarket included several new features to suit the modern shopping experience.

“We wanted to bring a brighter, fresher Coles store to the Tweed while bringing it into the 21st century,” Mr McDermott said.

“We have a new bakery in place, a brand new deli, and brand new produce to give our customers a better, fresher product while driving service, quality and availability.”

The store, one of two in Tweed Heads, services more than 21,000 customers a week and about 1.8million customers a year, employing more than 125 team members in a range of roles.

Mr McDermott said the store would look to increase staff numbers after the refurbishment, boosting employment opportunities on the Tweed.

“We’ve brought in four new bakers and we’re looking to take on 10 to 12 new team members in the near future,” Mr McDermott said.

“It’s important to bring employment to the area, and it’s important for us to give people opportunities and a chance to build careers as well.”

Coles Tweed City, located inside the shopping centre, is open from 7am to 9pm, Monday to Friday, 7am to 8pm on Saturdays and 8am to 6pm on Sundays.



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