Last Thursday, Raglan’s sole supermarket shed any last remnants of its green and red Four Square identity, officially opening it’s doors to the public as Raglan SuperValue.

“We’d really like to give our thanks to the local community, the Progressive Enterprises staff that were out here on the day were very impressed with the support,” said General Manager Shane Temata.

Many members of the community were in attendance at the supermarket’s first official day under new franchise name, SuperValue. Starting off with a powhiri, there was also an official ribbon cutting ceremony with little Zoe Beach (great, great, granddaughter of the original Petchell’s Four Square owners) doing the honours.

The newly re-branded Raglan SuperValue stocks an additional 1000 new product lines and will be running over 1200 in-store promotions a week with new specials hitting the shelves every Monday.

“I think the change has been absolutely great. We’ve got so much more variety and such good specials so hopefully the customers won’t have to go to Hamilton anymore,” said employee Sharon Beange.

Now that the cosmetic upgrades, including the new shelves and polished concrete floors are completed, Shane says there are still some issues like queues and checkouts that need to be worked on.

Briefly encountering a hiccup when a white hatchback was found to have driven into the side of the building early last Saturday morning, Shane and the team will be looking to put new internal processes in place in upcoming weeks, gearing up for the busy summer.

“The feedback has generally been really good and we’d like to thank our customers for their patience as we work through fine-tuning our processes,” said Shane.