New Morrisons supermarket to open on Purley Way

The new Morrisons store will open on Monday

The new Morrisons store will open on Monday

First published in Croydon

A new Morrisons supermarket on Purley Way will officially open today.

The new 'Craft Skills Academy' store will champion the traditional skills of its staff working across the butchery, bakery and fish counters.

The store which opens at 9am, will include a continental style deli counter, 140 cuts of meat in the butchery and an unrivalled selection of more than 80 cheeses from the UK and around the world.

At the bakery there will be up to 48 varieties of bread baked fresh from scratch throughout the day by Morrisons bakers.

The 37,000 sq ft store will also include a patisserie style Cake Shop, a ‘make your own’ Pizza counter and a ‘Fresh to Go’ area serving food to take away.

Store General Manager Brendan O’Grady said: "The Craft Skills Academy means we have more skilled craftsmen and women on our counters than any other supermarket and means that many products are created by these specialists in-store every single day.

"The team have worked hard to train as specialists in areas such as wine, butchery and bakery and we pride ourselves on the knowledge and advice we can offer to customers.

"We’re looking forward to welcoming shoppers to our new store and would like to thank the local residents for their patience while it was being built."

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4:42pm Mon 22 Jul 13

scottpilgrim says...

I applied for a job here. I got over 6 years of retail experience and didn't even get an interview. A friend of mine managed to get an interview AND got the job grab which was great. But he's been telling me about the other people that got the job too, some of which have been in the country for 3 months and barley speak a word of English. Apparently there's a few that have never heard of deodorant, and others just spent most of the time on there mobiles during training days.

Thank you Morrisons for being an example ruining things for us British born citizens.
I applied for a job here. I got over 6 years of retail experience and didn't even get an interview. A friend of mine managed to get an interview AND got the job grab which was great. But he's been telling me about the other people that got the job too, some of which have been in the country for 3 months and barley speak a word of English. Apparently there's a few that have never heard of deodorant, and others just spent most of the time on there mobiles during training days. Thank you Morrisons for being an example ruining things for us British born citizens. scottpilgrim
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12:11pm Tue 23 Jul 13

thesilentmajority says...

scottpilgrim wrote:
I applied for a job here. I got over 6 years of retail experience and didn't even get an interview. A friend of mine managed to get an interview AND got the job grab which was great. But he's been telling me about the other people that got the job too, some of which have been in the country for 3 months and barley speak a word of English. Apparently there's a few that have never heard of deodorant, and others just spent most of the time on there mobiles during training days. Thank you Morrisons for being an example ruining things for us British born citizens.
sounds like sour grapes to me, try poundland
[quote][p][bold]scottpilgrim[/bold] wrote: I applied for a job here. I got over 6 years of retail experience and didn't even get an interview. A friend of mine managed to get an interview AND got the job grab which was great. But he's been telling me about the other people that got the job too, some of which have been in the country for 3 months and barley speak a word of English. Apparently there's a few that have never heard of deodorant, and others just spent most of the time on there mobiles during training days. Thank you Morrisons for being an example ruining things for us British born citizens.[/p][/quote]sounds like sour grapes to me, try poundland thesilentmajority
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4:34pm Tue 23 Jul 13

Tessty says...

It took over 40 minutes just to get out of the car park!! Despite having "marshalls" directing traffic, it was a complete omnishambles. When asking if there were plans to change the traffic system, the car park attendant just shrugged and said it was Transport for London's fault as the traffic lights only allow 2 cars out at a time. I think Morrison's should really have taken this into consideration during the planning stages. It was a Tuesday evening, not Christmas Eve!
It took over 40 minutes just to get out of the car park!! Despite having "marshalls" directing traffic, it was a complete omnishambles. When asking if there were plans to change the traffic system, the car park attendant just shrugged and said it was Transport for London's fault as the traffic lights only allow 2 cars out at a time. I think Morrison's should really have taken this into consideration during the planning stages. It was a Tuesday evening, not Christmas Eve! Tessty
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12:34am Thu 25 Jul 13

randyparr says...

thesilentmajority wrote:
scottpilgrim wrote:
I applied for a job here. I got over 6 years of retail experience and didn't even get an interview. A friend of mine managed to get an interview AND got the job grab which was great. But he's been telling me about the other people that got the job too, some of which have been in the country for 3 months and barley speak a word of English. Apparently there's a few that have never heard of deodorant, and others just spent most of the time on there mobiles during training days. Thank you Morrisons for being an example ruining things for us British born citizens.
sounds like sour grapes to me, try poundland
Like anyone would have sourgrapes not working in a **** supermarket. Go do one, ****.
[quote][p][bold]thesilentmajority[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scottpilgrim[/bold] wrote: I applied for a job here. I got over 6 years of retail experience and didn't even get an interview. A friend of mine managed to get an interview AND got the job grab which was great. But he's been telling me about the other people that got the job too, some of which have been in the country for 3 months and barley speak a word of English. Apparently there's a few that have never heard of deodorant, and others just spent most of the time on there mobiles during training days. Thank you Morrisons for being an example ruining things for us British born citizens.[/p][/quote]sounds like sour grapes to me, try poundland[/p][/quote]Like anyone would have sourgrapes not working in a **** supermarket. Go do one, ****. randyparr
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