07:00 am October 5, 2022
Shoppers at a new grocery store opening on the outskirts of town may be able to take some items home for free.
Food Warehouse has confirmed to open at Longwater Retail Park this fall.
The 10,000 square foot venue, which is owned by Iceland Foods, got the green light in July to open.
To celebrate its opening, the venue is offering everything from in-store vouchers to a supermarket-style run around the store for those eager enough to get in line early.
And he confirmed that the grand opening will take place on October 11.
A Food Warehouse spokeswoman said: “The store is offering £1,000 worth of vouchers to the first 100 customers through the door.
“In addition to the vouchers, customers entering the queue before 7.45am on opening day will receive a raffle ticket with a chance to win one of seven prizes.
“And for those feeling lucky, customers in the queue before 7.40am can guess how many sweets are in a jar at the front of the store.
“The person with the exact or closest guess will win a brand new spa worth £250.
“If customers line up before 7:30 a.m. on opening day, they will receive a raffle ticket and enter a free raffle.
“Three winners will then be chosen to compete in a 90-second cart race.
“With the entire store to themselves, winners can push their carts through Food Warehouse’s vast array and grab what they can, while they can, all for free.”
Costessey Councilman Gary Blundell says the store is a “welcome addition” to the area.
He said: “I can’t wait for the food warehouse to open on October 11.
“The store will offer the inhabitants of Costessey and the surrounding area an essential choice of products.
“Especially in this time of rising cost of living, people won’t need to travel as much and could save much-needed funds by shopping in their local area.”
Store hours are Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.