By Josh Kerwick
Coles Windsor at Riverview Shopping Centre
Coles Windsor at Riverview Shopping Centre has recently reopened to the local community with state-of-the-art facilities.
The store, which provided relief to the Hawkesbury community during difficult years of natural disaster, has upgraded its deli, produce and bakery sections to be of convenience to all its customers.
The new open front bakery creates bread daily, and features a patisserie fridge with delicious treats. The new Coles Windsor also features a donut machine and a frozen dessert bar to make that trip to the shops all the sweeter. Pets can also get more out of grocery shopping, with the store now offering a pet treat bar with a wide mix of snacks for dogs.
The past few years have been a challenge for the Hawkesbury Community, consistently afflicted by floods and leaving many with little access to supplies or assistance. Coles Windsor partnered with Helping Hands Hawkesbury to provide relief to local families in their time of need, organising food and supplies for the affected. In 2021, team members from the store could be seen passing bags of groceries to Helping Hands to be dispatched to people in need.
Store manager Mandy Manley, who has been with Coles for 27 years, was keen to reopen the doors of the store after such a challenging few years. “Our Hawkesbury community has been through so much in the last 12 months and it’s amazing to see where we are now a year on from terrible flooding,” she said. “The commitment and perseverance of our experienced team is reflective of the passion we have for servicing our community. We are all delighted to offer customers the best possible shopping experience, promising great variety and value with every visit.”
Helping Hands Hawkesbury donated a $1000 gift in its partnership with SecondBite to celebrate the reopening of Coles Windsor and look forward to continued work with the store. Helping Hands CEO Linda Strickland said that Coles Windsor had been “amazing” in providing assistance during all the struggles the Hawkesbury community has faced in recent years.
“We are so appreciative of the team’s continuous hard work and dedication; we would not be able to do the work we do without the support of organisations like Coles,” said Linda.
Out of the 111 staff members at Coles Windsor, another four team members have also been with Coles a long time. Rachel McClure, Theresa Peace, Judy Wilczak and Chris Northley were all present to reveal the store’s new look and to celebrate their major milestones with Coles.
Coles Windsor is open 7am-10pm every day at Riverview Shopping Centre, 223 George Street, Windsor. Click&Collect is also available online