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Richard Parker, store manager; Hazel Lyons, Post Office manager; Alister Mcelhinney, team leader; and Ricky McDonnell, assistant store manager.

Richard Parker, store manager; Hazel Lyons, Post Office manager; Alister Mcelhinney, team leader; and Ricky McDonnell, assistant store manager.

Richard Parker, store manager; Hazel Lyons, Post Office manager; Alister Mcelhinney, team leader; and Ricky McDonnell, assistant store manager.

A new look EUROSPAR supermarket has opened in the Hillcrest area of Portrush, following a significant investment from Henderson Retail.

The supermarket has been extended by over 40%, undergone substantial renovations and now stands at over 7,000 square feet.

One of the biggest EUROSPAR supermarkets in Northern Ireland, it is packed with fresh, local products, food-to-go offers and a wide range of services for visitors and locals.

“We are bringing a full supermarket experience into the heart of the town, which means a huge amount of value driving initiatives, including Tesco Price Match on over 1,000 lines,” said Richard Parker, store manager, who has been with Henderson Retail for 16 years.

“Plus, we have local services such as the Post Office and our in-store award-winning local butcher, Etherson’s and Barista Bar coffee and treats, all under one roof.”

A wide range of pre-made and made-to-order hot meals and snacks are on offer in the new Delish deli, meeting local demand and day-visit trade in the area.

The Delish Hot Bar offers traditional breakfast and lunch items such as breakfast fries, snacks and pastries, chicken curry and lasagne, and a Delish Fresh Bar, where shoppers can build their own sandwiches and salads or choose from the pick and mix Chicken Bar.

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The shop also offers award-winning Italian frozen yogurt, sorbet and gelato, fwip, with the innovative self-serve ice cream station served in under 10 seconds.

EUROSPAR Hillcrest has created at least 10 new job opportunities, and has raised over £200 for Benvardin Dogs Home, sponsors Portrush Football Club and is providing ongoing support to the RNLI.

The store also has a defibrillator installed outside the store, one of 26 devices at SPAR, EUROSPAR and ViVO branded stores across the Causeway Coast and Glens area.

An improved shopping experience also includes extra-wide aisles, a free ATM, 6-pump filling station, enhanced grocery and fresh food ranges and a new 83-space car park.

Mark McCammond, retail director at Henderson Group, said: “Our stores across Portrush, Coleraine and Ballycastle have experienced significant upgrades to provide local shoppers with even more convenience, choice and value and to provide unique services and experiences to those who are visiting the area for something new.

“EUROSPAR Hillcrest is a local supermarket in a close-knit neighbourhood, ensuring everyday essentials and a wide range of fresh foods and groceries are on shoppers’ doorsteps at value prices.

“With over 75% of our fresh foods sourced from our roster of local suppliers and producers, including our own brand SPAR Enjoy Local, The Greengrocer’s, The CHEF and The Kitchen ranges. It’s fantastic to see this store officially reopen for our neighbours and holidaymakers to experience.”


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