JUST shy of their nine-year anniversary, Tenterfield’s Bi-Lo store has converted to become the latest Coles store in NSW.
The Bi-Lo company was acquired by Coles in 1987 and the Tenterfield store opened their doors on Monday, October 10, 2005.
The complex took $1.6 million and 18 months to construct and has since become one of the town’s largest employers.
Last Wednesday staff and customers celebrated the latest chapter with a ribbon cutting.
Lyn Robinson, who has 19 years of service at Coles supermarkets, was on hand to do the official honours.
Coles Tenterfield store manager Ian Bennett, who has been with Coles for 13 years, said he was excited about the conversion from Bi-Lo to Coles, and the changes to the store.
“We are looking forward to re-launching as Coles and can’t wait to show our customers the fresh new-look. As part of the launch we have employed additional team members, strengthening our commitment as a large provider of jobs for the local community,” he said.
“We are dedicated to our local shoppers and are constantly striving to offer customers great value and the best experience possible. We are confident the changes to Coles Tenterfield will make for a more enjoyable and exciting shopping experience.”