SHOPPERS on the peninsula are set to experience Woolworths’ newest supermarket at Mornington Central, which has an expanded fresh food experience, convenient shopping options and value at the heart of its offering.
The multi-million dollar investment into the opening of Mornington Central Woolworths on Thursday 9th June, represents the supermarket’s commitment to the community and brings an employment boost with 65 brand new team members.
Mornington Central Woolworths will showcase an extensive range of Australian fruit and vegetables, artisan style breads baked freshly each day from the full-scratch Bakery, 100% Australian beef from Aussie farmers and trade qualified Butchers and an array of fresh, local seafood from the fish market.
The store will offer convenient shopping options for customers including Scan&Go, to allow customers to scan products on their smartphone as they shop, securely pay in the app and skip the check-out queues when they leave the store.
For those who prefer to shop online, Woolworths is also offering Direct to Boot at Mornington Central where customers simply confirm when they’ve arrived in one of five marked bays via the Woolworths app or SMS link to notify the store team, who will then pack the order directly in the boot with no additional charge.
Karen Heppell, who started her career at Mornington Village Woolworths 26 years ago as a checkout operator, will be the proud store manager for Mornington Central Woolworths. She leads the team alongside team members Nicole from the Bakery team and Jeanette in the grocery department, who have collectively worked at Woolworths Mornington Village for 67 years and are on first-name basis with many customers.
Karen said: “We’re incredibly excited to open a brand new contemporary fresh food offering for the Mornington community.
“The team at Mornington Central care just as much as our customers about supporting local suppliers, so we’re excited to offer a range of honey from Pure Peninsula Honey and delicious free range eggs from Mornington Peninsula Eggs”.
“And we think customers will enjoy newer innovations like Scan&Go and Direct to Boot make it easier for customers to choose how they want to shop, in a way that is most convenient with their busy schedules. We look forward to welcoming them to their new Woolworths!”
The store proudly partners with OzHarvest who collect surplus fruit and vegetables three days a week to help provide meals to locals in need. Since January through the Woolworths partnership with OzHarvest alone, VIC helped provide over 1.5 million meals to Victorians experiencing food insecurity.
Mornington Central Woolworths also provides surplus baked goods, fruit and vegetables to local farmers and Rain, Hayne & Shine, a farmyard offering a hands-on learning experience with a large variety of friendly farm animals for kids.
The store has announced its support for the remainder of this year and next, for the Mornington Bulldogs Football Netball Club. Plus they will be supporting the Mornington Surf Life Saving Club during the summer months and also providing fresh fruit to the Mornington Primary School throughout the year.
Mornington Central Woolworths is committed to growing greener and reducing its impact on their environment by operating the store on LED lights to reduce power usage and switching to carbon-efficient freezer systems with doors, reducing energy waste by 40%. There’s also an area in-store where customers can bring in their soft plastics, and batteries, to be recycled.
Opening hours for Mornington Central Woolworths at 78 Barkly Street are 7:00am – 9:00pm every day.
First published in the Mornington News – 7 June 2022