Herons Return to Stone High Street

The former Heron Foods store will be re-opening in Stone High Street next month

The independent frozen, chilled and grocery business based in Melton near Hull, with outlets across the North of England and the Midlands have announced the forthcoming re-opening of their store in Stone, Staffordshire.

The revamped store, on the High Street, will re-open in May (date now confirmed as the 4th May) creating around ten jobs for local people. This figure takes the total number of employees at the company to more than 3,500.

Commercial Director, Mike Igoe, said:

“We’re really pleased to return to Stone. We are building on our great value reputation with an expanded range of chilled, frozen and everyday groceries, supplemented with a tailored number of customer services. We’ll be will marking the official opening, to be announced soon, with a special event and we’ll be giving away free chocolate cakes to our first 250 sweet-toothed customers.”

Heron Foods took over the old Ethel Austin retail unit (Woolworths before that) in 2012 but the store closed in March 2015 and has remained un-let since.

With all the talk about the High Street in recent weeks it’s good to hear some positive news of a shop being put back to use. We are still expecting the gin bar, Ten Green Bottles, to open later this month and both the Red Lion and Lounge have recently, or are currently, undergoing refurbishment works.


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