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New-look Tesco ready for action in Sevenoaks

By Sevenoaks Chronicle  |  Posted: March 09, 2013

By Harriet Cooke harriet.cooke@sevenoaks-chronicle.co.uk

  • MAJOR REFIT: Store manager Newell Stratten pictured outside Tesco Metro, on Sevenoaks High Street, on Friday, which is to undergo a major refit for the New Year TWAH20121221C-001_C.jpg

  • MAJOR REFIT: Store manager Newall Stratton outside the High Street Tesco Metro TWAH20121221C-002_C.jpg

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AN OUTDATED store in Sevenoaks' town centre has been given a new lease of life.

The Tesco Metro in High Street was last year revealed by the Chronicle to be the only Home'n'Wear store left of its kind, dating back to 1978.

But now the entire interior of the store has been ripped out and rearranged with a new layout, equipment and displays.

There is also a new shop front.

To celebrate the makeover, Tesco has donated £1,000 to Hospice in the Weald.

Store manager Newall Stratton said: "My team and I have been working really hard to get the store in the best possible shape.

"There will be 5,000 new products, improvements across all food ranges and a new bakery in store. We listened to our customers' feedback, so I really hope they like the store.

"I am delighted that we are able to mark the refresh by making a £1,000 donation to the Hospice in the Weald – the charity does fantastic work."

An official relaunch will be held at 10am on Monday, when customers and guests will be able to enjoy complimentary champagne and orange juice.

As well as a greater range of choice, there will also be new checkouts and a customer service desk.

Welcoming the changes, town mayor Richard Parry said: "I went in for a French stick and was suitably impressed.

"It looks really bright and colourful and it looks as if Tesco has made a considerable effort to provide a good-looking shop with lots of products in there."

Opening hours will be from 8am to 7pm Monday to Thursday, 8am to 8pm on Fridays, 8am to 7pm on Saturdays and 10am to 4pm on Sundays.

What do you think of the new store? E-mail reporters@sevenoaks-chronicle.co.uk

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