Supermarket wars hit Bourne

Enjoying the new Sainsbury's cafe are (from left) Mayor Pet Moisey, Willoughby School pupils Izzy Tilley and Harry Harding, store manager Paul Bryan and David Moisey.
Enjoying the new Sainsbury's cafe are (from left) Mayor Pet Moisey, Willoughby School pupils Izzy Tilley and Harry Harding, store manager Paul Bryan and David Moisey.

SUPERMARKET wars reached Bourne this week as two stores unveiled their new-look stores.

Sainsburys in Exeter Street and Tesco on South Road have gone head-to-head in the hope of winning over customer’s affections by having grand openings within a week of each other.

First to show off a new look was Sainsburys, which has reopened with a new extension.

Bourne mayor Pet Moisey and her husband David were on-hand to toast the occasion on Wednesday, along with children from the Willoughby School. The school is the store’s charity of the year.

Pupils from the Westfield School choir also made an appearance to receive a donation of Active Kids equipment.

Tesco opened the doors to its new store in the town for the very first time to customers yesterday (Monday).

The ribbon cutting ceremony, which took place at 10am, included cake, champagne and a £1,000 charity donation.

The store, which has been built on the former Opico site, covers 40,000 sq ft and will have parking for 318 cars. The opening has created 180 full and part-time jobs.