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Opening of fresh fish counter at Grand Marché St Peter marks completion of £1m. investment


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The opening of a new fresh fish counter marks the end of a £1m redevelopment at The Channel Islands Co-operative Society’s Grand Marché St Peter.

The opening of a new fresh fish counter marks the end of a £1m redevelopment at The Channel Islands Co-operative Society’s Grand Marché St Peter. 

The Society has secured a partnership with a fisherman of 40 years’ experience, Kevin Holden, who opened his new counter at the store today (18 November).

‘I am very excited about this new opportunity to open my own fish counter with the Co-op’s Grand Marché St Peter. I’ve always been a fisherman and started out selling my catch from a trailer five years ago. To have reached this stage where I can have my own permanent counter in such a prestigious store is fantastic,’ said Mr Holden.

Chief executive of The Channel Islands Co-operative Society, Colin Macleod, said the Society was pleased to be able to partner with a Jersey supplier selling locally sourced produce.

He added that the counter would compliment other new features at the revamped store. 

‘Kevin is a well-established, well-respected local businessman who is passionate about his trade. We at The Channel Islands Co-operative Society are excited to be partnering with him. We always aim to provide customers with not only a wide range of fresh produce but a personal touch and Kevin’s expert knowledge and experience enables him to give this,’ said Mr Macleod.

Under the redevelopment the store’s floor space has been increased and the layout rearranged. Grand Marché St Peter also has an improved bakery counter, deli and fresh produce area and a new butchery counter.

While work on the store was undertaken, Mr Holden, a Genuine Jersey member, had a fresh fish van in the car park.

He worked in conjunction with Jersey Business to expand his business.

Andy Cook, chief executive officer Jersey Business, said this was a great example of a local business developing its capacity to take its core business and provide assured service and quality to the customer. 

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