Morrisons Windermere to open on Monday with 20 new jobs created

MORRISONS has announced the opening of its "M local" convenience store in Windermere.

Located in the former Style Trading outlet on Main Road, it opens on Monday, December 3 at 9am.

The company says it has created 20 permanent jobs for the town, among people who were previously unemployed or on temporary seasonal contracts.

Morrisons says it will stock over 100 lines of fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as freshly baked bread, fresh meat and fish prepared at the Kendal store and delivered daily.

Other features of the store include a hot ‘Food to Go’ section, where customers can pick up coffee, pastries, orange juice and bacon sandwiches.

There will also be a salad bar, a selection of deli express items such as olives and cheeses and a meal deal section.

Ben Shrewsbery, store manager, said: “Our M local is providing a key link to local residents to ensure access to the same fresh food and products available in larger Morrisons at the same great prices. We’re also providing permanent employment for 20 local people who previously did not have the guarantee of a stable income all year round."

The store will open daily from 6am to 11pm.

Some critics say the town has enough supermarkets with Booths and the Co-operative store, while others fear its arrival could affect smaller independent traders and coffee shops.

Windermere and Bowness Civic Society complained to Lake District National Park planners that the opening hours are 'unneighbourly' to people living nearby.

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3:26pm Wed 28 Nov 12

zaney5 says...

"Morrisons says it will stock over 100 lines of fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as freshly baked bread, fresh meat and fish prepared at the Kendal store and delivered daily."

All of which can be bought in local independent shops in town.

"Other features of the store include a hot ‘Food to Go’ section, where customers can pick up coffee, pastries, orange juice and bacon sandwiches."

Can't you already get all that at Greggs?

"There will also be a salad bar, a selection of deli express items such as olives and cheeses and a meal deal section."

Again, all of which you can already buy in town.

So they've supplied the area with 20 jobs. Big deal. How many jobs will end up being lost when local businesses go under thanks to them opening up.
"Morrisons says it will stock over 100 lines of fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as freshly baked bread, fresh meat and fish prepared at the Kendal store and delivered daily." All of which can be bought in local independent shops in town. "Other features of the store include a hot ‘Food to Go’ section, where customers can pick up coffee, pastries, orange juice and bacon sandwiches." Can't you already get all that at Greggs? "There will also be a salad bar, a selection of deli express items such as olives and cheeses and a meal deal section." Again, all of which you can already buy in town. So they've supplied the area with 20 jobs. Big deal. How many jobs will end up being lost when local businesses go under thanks to them opening up. zaney5
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3:52pm Wed 28 Nov 12

oceancloud says...

Don't be so blooming miserable zaney5. Surely it is up to individuals which shops they use not you. It's giving people more choice and providing 20 more jobs.
Don't be so blooming miserable zaney5. Surely it is up to individuals which shops they use not you. It's giving people more choice and providing 20 more jobs. oceancloud
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3:58pm Wed 28 Nov 12

zaney5 says...

It's not being miserable at all. It's call expressing an opinion which I believe is what the object of leaving comments is all about.

Windermere isn't a big place, it doesn't take a genius to figure out that by putting a large-ish supermarket into a town that already has 2 - not to mention numerous independent shops (and lets not get on to whats on offer down the road in Bowness) - then something has to give.

Yes you're right, people can choose to shop wherever they like. And I will continue to support the local independents for as long as they are there.

I just think it's a shame that a company such as Morrisons can basically come along and ride roughshod over those people that are already struggling to make a living.
It's not being miserable at all. It's call expressing an opinion which I believe is what the object of leaving comments is all about. Windermere isn't a big place, it doesn't take a genius to figure out that by putting a large-ish supermarket into a town that already has 2 - not to mention numerous independent shops (and lets not get on to whats on offer down the road in Bowness) - then something has to give. Yes you're right, people can choose to shop wherever they like. And I will continue to support the local independents for as long as they are there. I just think it's a shame that a company such as Morrisons can basically come along and ride roughshod over those people that are already struggling to make a living. zaney5
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4:27pm Wed 28 Nov 12

onelocal says...

Gregg's - a local independent? Can't beat a little competition. If Morrisons can compete with Booths, who have had it easy for the last few years, then good luck to them. If they can't then they won't last long.
Gregg's - a local independent? Can't beat a little competition. If Morrisons can compete with Booths, who have had it easy for the last few years, then good luck to them. If they can't then they won't last long. onelocal
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5:27pm Wed 28 Nov 12

snuggle-bunny says...

makes a change from a tea shop, sports bar or tacky gift shop. I cant wait for it to open
makes a change from a tea shop, sports bar or tacky gift shop. I cant wait for it to open snuggle-bunny
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7:22pm Wed 28 Nov 12

life cycle too says...

onelocal wrote:
Gregg's - a local independent? Can't beat a little competition. If Morrisons can compete with Booths, who have had it easy for the last few years, then good luck to them. If they can't then they won't last long.
You missed WHSmiths, Boots the Chemists, and the COOP, which withdrew from Windermere - then took over Walter Willsons.

I believe THEY stock over 100 lines of fresh food already, in competition with local butchers, bakers, Wine Store etc., while Boots compete with Carters Chemists who seem to have managed!

I'm not aware of any businesses failing in Bowness since TESCO moved in.

It is not likely that Morrisons will have opened without first researching the marketplace, and I am not expecting to see it failing due to lack of customers who would rather shop at independent stores.
[quote][p][bold]onelocal[/bold] wrote: Gregg's - a local independent? Can't beat a little competition. If Morrisons can compete with Booths, who have had it easy for the last few years, then good luck to them. If they can't then they won't last long.[/p][/quote]You missed WHSmiths, Boots the Chemists, and the COOP, which withdrew from Windermere - then took over Walter Willsons. I believe THEY stock over 100 lines of fresh food already, in competition with local butchers, bakers, Wine Store etc., while Boots compete with Carters Chemists who seem to have managed! I'm not aware of any businesses failing in Bowness since TESCO moved in. It is not likely that Morrisons will have opened without first researching the marketplace, and I am not expecting to see it failing due to lack of customers who would rather shop at independent stores. life cycle too
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8:23pm Wed 28 Nov 12

luxwindermere says...

Where's the fresh fish shop in the village??
Where's the fresh fish shop in the village?? luxwindermere
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9:35pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Lakesgirl81 says...

I wouldn't even consider buying my meat from Morrisons. When Huddlestons butchers already offer fantastic local meats and homemade pies. A national chain cannot compete with what we already have on our doorsteps. "Shop local not national".
I wouldn't even consider buying my meat from Morrisons. When Huddlestons butchers already offer fantastic local meats and homemade pies. A national chain cannot compete with what we already have on our doorsteps. "Shop local not national". Lakesgirl81
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2:00pm Thu 29 Nov 12

fromtheheap says...

20 jobs is a big deal!

Morisons is a breath of fresh air in Windermere, it's about time the real world came to our doorstep instead of inflated tourist prices.
20 jobs is a big deal! Morisons is a breath of fresh air in Windermere, it's about time the real world came to our doorstep instead of inflated tourist prices. fromtheheap
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9:15pm Thu 29 Nov 12

LADY TILLY WINDERMERE says...

SO Sorry I wont be shopping there as I dont like Morrison !! , I will be supporting My local companies Oak street Bakery, Huddlestones + Claytons butchers, Windermere wines, Valerie Ann and flurtations flower shops, Carter chemist, Mcclures , Hasties milk , Bannerigg eggs ,Main road petrol station and stores , Simpsons newsagent , Coop and off course Booths who support local companies like Hawkshead relish, to name but a few !! so sorry anothere local who wont be shopping in Morrison !!! and as for take away sandwiches orange juice coffee, I be getting them from Reniors, Munch , Brambles or Cafe Italia like I do now as they all offer take away service, So I am supporting LOCAL people and small local buinesses . But I am afraid if people think its going to be cheap you be shocked at the prices as it not going to be as cheap as Morrison in Kendal !! they got to recoup 4 million pounds back for the refit and cover the rent to Fishwicks and buiness rates and insurance so I guess over price !! be a bit like Tesco Express Bowness somethings are cheap but many are overpriced .
SO Sorry I wont be shopping there as I dont like Morrison !! , I will be supporting My local companies Oak street Bakery, Huddlestones + Claytons butchers, Windermere wines, Valerie Ann and flurtations flower shops, Carter chemist, Mcclures , Hasties milk , Bannerigg eggs ,Main road petrol station and stores , Simpsons newsagent , Coop and off course Booths who support local companies like Hawkshead relish, to name but a few !! so sorry anothere local who wont be shopping in Morrison !!! and as for take away sandwiches orange juice coffee, I be getting them from Reniors, Munch , Brambles or Cafe Italia like I do now as they all offer take away service, So I am supporting LOCAL people and small local buinesses . But I am afraid if people think its going to be cheap you be shocked at the prices as it not going to be as cheap as Morrison in Kendal !! they got to recoup 4 million pounds back for the refit and cover the rent to Fishwicks and buiness rates and insurance so I guess over price !! be a bit like Tesco Express Bowness somethings are cheap but many are overpriced . LADY TILLY WINDERMERE
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9:27pm Thu 29 Nov 12

LADY TILLY WINDERMERE says...

infact Morrisons have not applied for a HOT TAKE AWAY LICENCE SO how are they getting away with that hot take away food !!! or have LDNP turned a blind eye for the moment !!
infact Morrisons have not applied for a HOT TAKE AWAY LICENCE SO how are they getting away with that hot take away food !!! or have LDNP turned a blind eye for the moment !! LADY TILLY WINDERMERE
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9:37pm Thu 29 Nov 12

luxwindermere says...

LADY TILLY WINDERMERE wrote:
infact Morrisons have not applied for a HOT TAKE AWAY LICENCE SO how are they getting away with that hot take away food !!! or have LDNP turned a blind eye for the moment !!
How do you know that?
[quote][p][bold]LADY TILLY WINDERMERE[/bold] wrote: infact Morrisons have not applied for a HOT TAKE AWAY LICENCE SO how are they getting away with that hot take away food !!! or have LDNP turned a blind eye for the moment !![/p][/quote]How do you know that? luxwindermere
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9:42pm Thu 29 Nov 12

LADY TILLY WINDERMERE says...

Because I been on planning applications on the web site and windermere town council and when I spoke to Ben Long the planning officer he said there was nothing to worry about !!! as they are not doing hot take away food !! mmmmmmmmmm think they need to check it out LDNPA !!
Because I been on planning applications on the web site and windermere town council and when I spoke to Ben Long the planning officer he said there was nothing to worry about !!! as they are not doing hot take away food !! mmmmmmmmmm think they need to check it out LDNPA !! LADY TILLY WINDERMERE
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9:42pm Thu 29 Nov 12

LADY TILLY WINDERMERE says...

Because I been on planning applications on the web site and windermere town council and when I spoke to Ben Long the planning officer he said there was nothing to worry about !!! as they are not doing hot take away food !! mmmmmmmmmm think they need to check it out LDNPA !!
Because I been on planning applications on the web site and windermere town council and when I spoke to Ben Long the planning officer he said there was nothing to worry about !!! as they are not doing hot take away food !! mmmmmmmmmm think they need to check it out LDNPA !! LADY TILLY WINDERMERE
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11:30am Fri 30 Nov 12

onelocal says...

LADY TILLY WINDERMERE wrote:
Because I been on planning applications on the web site and windermere town council and when I spoke to Ben Long the planning officer he said there was nothing to worry about !!! as they are not doing hot take away food !! mmmmmmmmmm think they need to check it out LDNPA !!
Hot take away food!! Mmmmmmmmm! sounds good. Looking forward to it. Variety is the spice of life, they say.
[quote][p][bold]LADY TILLY WINDERMERE[/bold] wrote: Because I been on planning applications on the web site and windermere town council and when I spoke to Ben Long the planning officer he said there was nothing to worry about !!! as they are not doing hot take away food !! mmmmmmmmmm think they need to check it out LDNPA !![/p][/quote]Hot take away food!! Mmmmmmmmm! sounds good. Looking forward to it. Variety is the spice of life, they say. onelocal
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7:27pm Fri 30 Nov 12

furthersouth says...

Good luck people and shopkeepers of Windermere. We have to endure a Tesco Express in Ambleside, keeps the tourists happy. they can buy the same stuff the buy at home on the same duplicated high streets. Let's see how annoyed you get with masses of folk pulling up outside and nipping in as there is nowhere to park, you don't really think folk will park sensibly, because they don't at Ambleside Tesco.
Good luck people and shopkeepers of Windermere. We have to endure a Tesco Express in Ambleside, keeps the tourists happy. they can buy the same stuff the buy at home on the same duplicated high streets. Let's see how annoyed you get with masses of folk pulling up outside and nipping in as there is nowhere to park, you don't really think folk will park sensibly, because they don't at Ambleside Tesco. furthersouth
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7:43pm Fri 30 Nov 12

luxwindermere says...

furthersouth wrote:
Good luck people and shopkeepers of Windermere. We have to endure a Tesco Express in Ambleside, keeps the tourists happy. they can buy the same stuff the buy at home on the same duplicated high streets. Let's see how annoyed you get with masses of folk pulling up outside and nipping in as there is nowhere to park, you don't really think folk will park sensibly, because they don't at Ambleside Tesco.
That happens anyway, especially by the dry cleaners, double parking!! So its not just tourists, locals as well!!
[quote][p][bold]furthersouth[/bold] wrote: Good luck people and shopkeepers of Windermere. We have to endure a Tesco Express in Ambleside, keeps the tourists happy. they can buy the same stuff the buy at home on the same duplicated high streets. Let's see how annoyed you get with masses of folk pulling up outside and nipping in as there is nowhere to park, you don't really think folk will park sensibly, because they don't at Ambleside Tesco.[/p][/quote]That happens anyway, especially by the dry cleaners, double parking!! So its not just tourists, locals as well!! luxwindermere
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6:37pm Tue 4 Dec 12

life cycle too says...

Checked the car park out - and the exit might prove tricky for inexperienced drivers.

Then when they have negotiated the ramp, they have to venture out into College Road, without being able to see what is coming from the right - and at certain times, the left also.

If there is not a collision there sometime in the next twelve months, I shall be very surprised!
Checked the car park out - and the exit might prove tricky for inexperienced drivers. Then when they have negotiated the ramp, they have to venture out into College Road, without being able to see what is coming from the right - and at certain times, the left also. If there is not a collision there sometime in the next twelve months, I shall be very surprised! life cycle too
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