Coles created about 100 new local jobs when it opened its new Cobblebank Village supermarket on May 18, with Melton MP Steve McGhie helping to officially unveil the brand-new store.
The store forms part of the new multimillion-dollar Cobblebank Village, a new shopping destination for Cobblebank and Melton residents that offers 18 specialty stores, a 450-square-metre first-floor gymnasium, and parking for more than 300 cars.
The supermarket features a premium mochi, mini gelato and macaron bar, as well as a pick-and-mix pet food bar.
The store also offers an expanded range of convenience meals, an open scratch bakery where fresh flatbread will be flipped daily, and a modern deli with an expanded range of local and imported cheeses.
Coles Cobblebank store manager Nilay Haylaz says she was pleased to be creating more than 100 local jobs for the Cobblebank and surrounding communities.
“After months of construction, we’re excited to launch our new-look store to Cobblebank residents and creating local jobs in the process,” he says.
“We’ve designed the store to be more sustainable, with doors on fridges, solar panels on the roof and our carpark part-made from recycled plastic.
“The store will also reduce waste through partnerships with soft plastic recycler REDcycle, and food rescue organisation SecondBite, donating surplus food to Combined Churches Caring Melton.
“We look forward to welcoming customers to the first major supermarket in Cobblebank and sharing with them the features we know that they will love.”
As part of Coles’ commitment to the Cobblebank community, the store has also donated $5000 to Springside Primary School to help fund a Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden.
Coles Online is also available, allowing customers to order their groceries online and save time by picking them up from a new Click&Collect drive-through, conveniently located next to the shopping centre.
Coles, Cobblebank Village shopping centre, 210 Ferris Road, Melton South. Opens 8am-12pm daily.