New World Blenheim owners Ashley and Melanie Shore

Blenheim residents are in for a treat this summer with the completion of New World Blenheim’s store-wide refurbishment.

The store has transformed over the past 14 months to expand what’s on offer in a new and modern retail environment. 

New World Blenheim owner operator Melanie Shore says, “We’re excited to share with New Zealanders what’s new in-store at New World Blenheim this summer. It was important to us to bring to life our new and improved retail offering in a more environmentally-friendly way, and we’re pleased to finally be able to share and enjoy it with the community.”  

One of the store’s new features includes an ecostore refillery station. Customers can now bring used ecostore bottles or pick up a dedicated refillable one to use over and over again, and refill them with wash and laundry detergents, providing a more sustainable alternative to purchasing a new bottle each time.

The store has also implemented a ‘Food in the Nude’ produce offering; a virtually plastic-free, fresh fruit and vege selection, where produce remains unwrapped from the farm to store shelves. The produce retains its lovely colour and texture through a special misting system, keeping it fresh without the need for plastic packaging. 

Other exciting new features include a hydration station where customers can fill up their water bottles, a revamped beer and wine aisle with a specialised wine tasting machine, a new café and salad bar offering, as well as new butchery, seafood, bakery and deli fresh departments, a new entrance, wider aisles and a freezer which has doubled in size. 

“After months of in-store disruptions, we’re thrilled to be able to share with customers the new and improved store,” says Shore.

“During our renovation, the Blenheim community were incredibly patient, particularly when we were knee-deep in renovations during the March lockdown.”

Having serviced the Blenheim community since 2013, this is the first major store renovation Melanie and Ashley Shore have undertaken. “We’re looking forward to seeing how we can further cater to the needs of our community and are excited to serve New Zealanders from around the country as they check out what’s new in-store when they visit Blenheim this summer,” says Shore.

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