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Local Produce, Friendly Service At Shaftesbury’s New Family-Owned Supermarket

Michael Hawkins is very excited with his new role, greeting shoppers at Shaftesbury’s new Morrisons Daily store.

Employee Michael Hawkins greets customers.

Alfred spoke with Michael as he welcomed customers on the store’s opening day. And we chat with Shaftesbury’s mayor, Cllr Andy Hollingshead. He is pleased that the prominent Bell Street building is no longer an empty eyesore. The mayor says this development shows what a great place Shaftesbury is for business.

Alison Burr (right) and Vanessa Wood opened the new store.

A crowd of locals turned up for the ribbon cutting at 10am yesterday, Thursday. Alison Burr and Vanessa Wood opened the business. Both women have a long connection with the store, as you’ll hear in our report.

Simon Burge of Gritchie Brewery, whose beers are stocked.

The first shoppers told us they were impressed by the range of local goods and the store design. You’ll hear from Simon Burge of Gritchie Brewery and our extended report also includes a tip from the store’s wine expert which could help you choose better quality wine, wherever you shop.

Click below to listen.