Booths, the North West based food and wine retailer, will open a new store in Lytham St Annes on 9 September. The new Booths is over 36,000sq ft and will feature a café, butchery, fishmonger and state of the art deli counters. The store has created 90 new jobs.
Ian Jacques has been appointed as the new store manager, and has 31 years of experience of working at Booths. Jacques started working at Booths Fulwood at the age of 14, while still at school—with the ambition of joining the Management Trainee Programme. Following several years managing other Booths stores, in 2011 he was appointed manager of Booths in Knutsford, Cheshire, one of Booths’ largest stores.
“My team and I cannot wait for the new store to open,” said Jacques. “Lancashire producers are making and growing some of the finest food Britain has to offer, and our store is looking fantastic. I think customers will be excited about our new offer. What sets Booth apart is our close link to producers and exceptional produce.”
Booths is renowned for quality food and drink and sourcing fresh, local produce in season. The vast majority of their fresh food is sourced within this region due to their commitment to working with suppliers in the four counties Booths operate in; Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumbria and Yorkshire.
Chairman Edwin Booths said: “Booths is a supermarket retailer like no other—proudly Northern, family run and independent. Our regional roots and relative small size help to forge close relationships with our farmers & producers. We’re able to source exceptional food and drink from small scale producers who would normally avoid supplying the supermarkets. We’recommitted to giving our producers a fair price and offering our shoppers great food and we’re very excited to open in St Annes.”