The Co-Op has opened its most energy efficient food store to date in Trinity.
Located on La Grande Route de St. Jean, the 3,500sqft store comes with a six-pump petrol station with two electric charging points.
The opening comes after the Channel Islands Co-operative closed down the Sion store.
The Society has also funded a brand-new bus shelter, positioned next to the car park, for shoppers opting to travel to and from the store on public transport.
The Society said the food store is the most energy efficient in the Channel Islands with solar panels and a heat exchanger, which together provide hot water for the entire site, including the three new on-site residential flats which have been offered to employees.
"This store has been designed with the needs of local people in mind," CEO Mark Cox said. "Not only are we proud of the state-of-art development but we are delighted to have created eight new jobs and provided an opportunity for existing skilled staff to transfer to the new store, with 13 members of our former Sion store team being offered jobs."
Pictured: The new store was opened by Chief Developments Officer, Jim Plumley, who has been with the Society for 44 years.
Jim Plumley, Chief Development Officery, who officially opened the store this week, added: "Over my 44-year career at the Society, I have seen many stores open, but this will certainly be one to remember.
"The new store is truly remarkable and shows how far the Society has come through its dedication to the environment. It will no doubt serve as a key part of our local community, and it is my honour to open it for our loyal shoppers."
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