Henderson Retail has officially opened its sixth new-look store this year, EUROSPAR Donaghadee Road in Newtownards, revealing an all-new community supermarket that has doubled in size.

The opening is the latest in the company’s ambitions to expand its supermarket portfolio with the EUROSPAR brand, having delivered community supermarket transformations in Killyleagh, Donaghmore, Dungannon, Holywood Road and Larne, in the past few months. This is the 50th Henderson Retail supermarket out of a total of 104 SPAR, EUROSPAR and ViVOXTRA branded stores operated by the company in Northern Ireland.

EUROSPAR Donaghadee Road’s eight new jobs brings the total number of new retail jobs created by the company so far this year to 140, including new SPAR stores and redevelopments in Ballygowan and East Belfast.

With the refits, expansions and new builds, Henderson Retail has delivered additional floor space, energy efficient refrigerators and ambient shelving to allow space for over 2,000 additional products including an even wider selection of fresh and local products, delivering on Henderson’s ambition to primarily source from local food suppliers. The ranges include SPAR NI’s popular own brand The Kitchen, created with 11 local food producers, providing tasty ready to heat and eat meal options.

In addition, the new EUROSPARs also offer shoppers even more value in-store when they need it most, thanks to initiatives Henderson Group has invested in, such as Tesco Price Match, which matches prices on over 1,000 products. Shoppers can also fill their trolleys for Tonight’s Tea for less with Weekly Mega Deals, which sees significant price cuts on everyday essentials and many household brands.

EUROSPAR stores provide a hub for their local communities, with the store teams channeling their efforts into fundraising for a long list of community groups and local charities every year. EUROSPAR partners with Cancer Fund for Children, holding multiple fundraising events for stores to take part in, while individual stores have been engaging with organisations and community groups in their local area. The team at EUROSPAR Donaghadee Road recently got together to clean up their local community as part of Henderson Group’s Keep Communities Tidy campaign, picking up 26 bags of rubbish along Donaghadee Road and surrounding areas.

Mark McCammond, Retail Director at Henderson Group commented, “We are thrilled to open our latest EUROSPAR in Newtownards, our sixth opening of the year so far, all of which are following our ambitions to bring high quality services and a wide selection of local products to our shoppers, as well as offering even more value on shoppers’ doorsteps when they need it most.

“The new and transformed stores have already become central to their local communities, bringing new job opportunities for those in the local area as well as fundraising for local charities and organisations, and getting to know shoppers individually, providing a friendly face in the community.

“We’ve had an amazing response and shoppers are feeling the benefits of having a community supermarket on their doorstep already. They are a prime example of the value prices, community hub and abundance of fresh food supply that our stores provide, thanks to our continued support of local suppliers.

“We’re looking forward to unveiling the further store projects that we have in the pipeline for 2023 as part of our continued investment.”