The new build EUROSPAR Rossdowney has officially opened on Derry’s Waterside
Five retail workers who have over 100 years retail experience at EUROSPAR Rossdowney between them, have officially declared the site’s all-new supermarket open.
Bernie Friars, Tina McElhinney, Grainne McLaughlin, Lesley Ann Curry and Joyce Logan Wilson, all familiar faces who have worked at the former EUROSPAR and served the local community for decades, were given the honour of cutting the ribbon on the newly built Waterside store.
EUROSPAR Rossdowney champions a number of local suppliers in the North West area, from in-store florist Wild Berry Boutique to Higgins & Sons Family Butchers and McDaid’s Bakery with their famous burnt buns.
The supermarket has also been developed with the local shoppers’ specific missions in mind – to pick up fresh, local food-to-go for now, and groceries for later.
EUROSPAR Rossdowney is also the first home of the new Nourish deli, offering a nutritious selection of bowls, wraps and smoothies throughout the day. The concept has been created by Henderson Retail to offer shoppers even more choice from their popular food-to-go counters.
Mark McCammond, retail director at Henderson Group, said the store represented all that was 'great and good' about the local area.
He added: “The people of the Waterside area are what makes it, and the local links for the new EUROSPAR Rossdowney store are second to none.
“Not only do we have a team that has served the local community for decades, but we also have extensive ranges of products sourced from local suppliers which keep our food miles down.
“We have researched the local shopper demographic extensively, so this store has been built with what they’re looking for directly in mind – fresh, locally produced ingredients for tonight’s tea, and on-site options, made fresh in-store for now.”
Store manager, Keith Wilson, has been in charge throughout the build, and said the addition of 85 parking spaces, a two-pump MAXOL forecourt featuring regular grades and new 100% carbon offset Premium fuel grades, and a host of additional services on site made it the most convenient site in town.
He added: “Shoppers can expect a wide range of services in-store including the Post Office and the extended range of products available from the butchery counter, alongside the first ever Nourish deli counter and all-new Barista Bar coffee, now serving flat whites and luxury hot chocolate and all the Barista coffee favourites.
“Local is at the heart of everything we do, from our North West supplier roster which features Limavady’s Milgro and Broighter Gold, Derry’s Doherty Meats, Bonds Potatoes and McDaid’s Bakery alongside Coleraine’s Scott’s Crispy Onions and our top-class butchery serve over from Higgins Family Butchers in Castlerock.
“We also have The CHEF range of home-cooked, pre-prepared meals which have recently been awarded Great Taste Awards. Our staff are all friendly faces, well-known and trusted in the area and our shoppers know they will be getting the best range, choice and value in-store.”
Bernie Friars, Lesley Ann Curry, Joyce Logan-Wilson, Grainne McLaughlin, Tina McElhinney, who have over 100 years of EUROSPAR experience between them, declare the all-new EUROSPAR Rossdowney officially open.
Over 1,000 big brand products have been price matched to Tesco, bringing even more value at a local level.
Keith continued; “We were delighted to have Foyle Search and Rescue on site for our opening day where we held bucket collections for the vital work they do locally.
"Throughout the year, we will raise money for the NI Children’s Hospice, EUROSPAR’s charity partner Cancer Fund for Children, and the Jack & Jill Foundation. Our community outreach work is extremely important; we have donated sanitising stations to the local Dale View Nursing Home, and we’ll continue to support the team at Arc Fitness who do important work around mental wellbeing and addiction.
“It’s very important for us to be a hub of the local community and we look forward to supporting all these organisations and more in the future.”
Flourish with Nourish
The newest food to go offering created for EUROSPAR; Nourish is a range of bowls, wraps and smoothies. Specially created recipes combine hot & cold ingredients, or you can create your own with your favourite items. Breakfast is based around cooked to order scrambled eggs; in a pot with one topping, or go large with a bowl and 4 toppings, all customised with a range of dressings. For those in a rush there are filling omelette wraps, all wrapped up and ready to go!
Lunch offers just as much choice, again you can build your own bowl or wrap and get creative with the range of ingredients, or try one of the delicious recipes…all freshly made to order. Nourish smoothies are a great way to get one of your five a day and are all made with 100% fruit.
There are plenty of opening offers like meal deals of any breakfast item and a smoothie for £5 and any lunch bowl or wrap and a smoothie for £6 which is great value, so come and try our Fresh, Fast Flavour!
Nourish joins a wide range of options to eat and drink at EUROSPAR Rossdowney including; traditional hot food both served and grab & go, pre-packed sandwiches wraps and salads, BARISTA BAR coffee, tempting baked in store treats from SPAR Bakery, Dunkin’ Donuts, Frozen Coke & Fanta, F’real Milkshakes and more!
EUROSPAR Rossdowney is there for everything you need to eat and drink on the go.
EUROSPAR Rossdowney is open daily, 6.00am – midnight and more information can be found via EUROSPAR NI online.
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