Specsavers has marked the official opening of its first practice in a Sainsbury’s supermarket.
Shoppers who visited the Marsh Mill-based supermarket in Plymouth on 24 September were entertained by the Plymouth Military Wives choir, while storybook character The Gruffalo was on hand to have its picture taken with children.
Specsavers founders, Doug and Mary Perkins, also attended the event, which marked the fifth Specsavers to be based in Plymouth.
The practice is owned by directors, Dr Josie Forte and Philip Gray, who own all five Plymouth branches of Specsavers as part of a joint venture partnership with the multiple. The opening of the new practice has created six jobs, bringing the total number employed by Specsavers in Plymouth to 145.
Commenting on the opening, Dame Mary said: “Plymouth was one of the first cities to open a Specsavers store when we first started and I’ve no doubt that the store’s location in Sainsbury’s will provide a solution to many families that are strapped for time, local residents and commuters from the nearby A38.”