Kids go bananas for new supermarket

Pupils from Woodseats Primary School at the opening of the new Asda store. Cutting the ribbon to mark the store open.
Pupils from Woodseats Primary School at the opening of the new Asda store. Cutting the ribbon to mark the store open.
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YOUNGSTERS from a Sheffield primary school were all smiles when they went on a shopping spree - after officially opening a new local supermarket.

Pupils from Woodseats Primary School cut the ribbon at the new Asda store down the road from their school and were then the first customers to shop there.

They were given a £50 gift card to spend.

The invitation to get involved came from store manager Dan Wildin.

He said: “We wanted to celebrate the opening of our new store with the people who really make a difference to the community.

“We are already working with Woodseats Primary on a ‘grow your own sunflower’ competition, which they are taking part in alongside a school in Gambia. “We have provided pots and compost and will continue to support the project.

He added: “We’re delighted the children could join us and we’ll work hard to ensure we play our part helping our other neighbours in the future by getting involved with future events and good causes.” The new Asda store is on Chesterfield Road and was formerly a branch of Netto.

It is one of 147 former Netto stores to be transformed into a mini Asda supermarket.

Other stores at Catchbar Lane, Manor Top, Queens Road and Walkley will also be re-branded after a takeover.