THE new-look Morrisons supermarket in Bache officially launched today, helped by a couple of local superstars.

Schoolgirl Erin Cross, who bravely fought against leukaemia, and the store's new recruit Sam Corner, who has autism and cerebral palsy, carried out the ribbon-cutting duties.

Speaking at the event, store manager Karl Andersson said: “Thanks first of all to all the customers who have put up with all the work that has gone on for the past five months. Thanks very much and I hope you like the improvements.

Chester and District Standard:

"Secondly, I want to say thanks to all the staff who have also put up with and worked around the improvements and done their best to not disappoint too many customers, so thanks very much. I hope you enjoy the new store, have a great day, have a great Christmas and everything.”

Changes to the supermarket include a new glass front and revamped meat and fish counters.

Chester and District Standard:

Outlining the improvements, a spokesman said they had:

  • Improved the road into the store. 
  • Built a large extension to the front lobby.
  • Moved our Pharmacy and Timpsons into the new lobby area.
  • Extended our store floor size.
  • Added in our Morrisons Nutmeg clothing range.
  • Increased the Morrisons Home & Cook range.
  • Introduced a new Morrisons Free From section - with fresh, frozen and grocery items all together.
  • Replaced all store fixtures and refrigeration.
  • Improved all colleague areas with new decor and furniture.