Supermarket to open new store

By Matthew Mckew

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


SAINSBURY'S is hoping to open a new Isle of Wight convenience store.

The company has said it aims to submit a planning application in the next couple of weeks for a Sainsbury's Local in Union Street, Ryde.

This is a smaller store than a normal supermarket, which the retailer says is to help people top up on their weekly shop.

A spokesman said: "We are very pleased to confirm that we are planning a store in Union St, Ryde. We are always looking for new sites, and believe this is an ideal location for one of our convenience stores.

"The new store would create around 20 full and part time jobs."

The retailer confirmed the new store will be spread over two premises; former Stanley's Bar and sweet shop, Sweet Chariot.

Sainsbury's hopes that the store will be opened in the summer of 2014.



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by Lisa Shaw

4th December 2013, at 23:32:01

In my opinion, it's not welcome. Yes it may create around 20 jobs, but at what cost? It would seriously put McColls, the Post Office housed within and Greenhams at serious risk of closure, potentially putting at least fifteen people out of work. Worth it? I think not.

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by alan naylor

4th December 2013, at 22:01:16

I should like to thank all the usual scribes below for their most inteligent input regarding the supermarkets and convience stores they have expierenced on their long travels to find low prices and fresh veg and clean shops on the I O W well done to all cannot wait for the summer openning alan

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by Mike Crowe

4th December 2013, at 18:18:34

""I love this place and always will until it dies because I will not allow it to move into the 18th century, let alone the 21st""

Neil as I understand it, Electricity will be coming to Freshwater in the next decade, this will help people to see when they are lighting their oil lamps

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by Ashley Harcourt

4th December 2013, at 14:48:05

But Neil - it was less than a fortnight ago that you were calling the island 'boring' (see comments re Pennyfeathers scheme)

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by Claire Kulba

4th December 2013, at 14:20:49

Maybe if we look after the shops we have here already before getting new shops in their place!! if a shop is struggling no-one goes into help that shop. We already have far too many co-ops and sainsbury's!!!

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by Jay James

4th December 2013, at 13:40:52

Convenience stores always seem to put a few pence on all their items, for the convenience of being on the high street.

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by lulu arnold

4th December 2013, at 11:20:27

Is that what it is , your right it must be a breeding place for germs .

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by lulu arnold

3rd December 2013, at 20:51:57

Has Shanklin got a green grocer ?the shops which this new Sainsbury's is replacing were not that good a sweet shop which I think tourists used , and a Sports Bar which looked like a boozer with attitude , I hope Wimpy opens up again soon ,there seems a lot of these shabby chic shops in Ryde you cant beat Hursts for service and goods ,do you remember the smell of a real shop? these Supermarkets smell of perfume , they are with out character and no one chats apart from the message on a self scan unidentified item in bagging area !! please scan your memories of real shopping .

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by John Lennon

3rd December 2013, at 20:33:30

Sainsbury's "convenience" stores are an absolute rip-off! As Lee says, prices are far higher than the normal size Sainsbury's. Why? Their excuse is that their overheads are higher and it cost more to deliver to these smaller stores! What utter claptrap! I won't use them and wouldn't even if I was desperate! I HATE being ripped off!

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by Terry Dalley

3rd December 2013, at 20:25:39

Please come to Shanklin we are always a busy place even in the winter but seem to be overlooked at all levels so I say again PLEASE PLEASE come to Shanklin.

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