You wait all year for a supermarket to open, then two come along at once.
Yesterday we reported how the Co-op had finally opened the doors on its shop in Stonebow House.
And today a much bigger York superstore has welcomed shoppers.
The Food Warehouse is now open at the Foss Islands retail park.
Owned by freezer giant Iceland, the chain is said to be ‘one of Britain’s fastest growing supermarkets’.
The Foss Islands store follows the opening of a Food Warehouse at Clifton Moor in 2019.
It sells more than 3,000 lines and includes ‘When It’s Gone, It’s Gone’ deals on homeware items.
We spoke to shoppers about their first impressions. Jodie told us: “I was more impressed than I was expecting to be, I must admit.
“It’s a good layout, it’s a lot more choice than I thought they would have.”
Paula said she likes that she can buy in bulk. “My son eats like a horse, so it’s cheaper for me to get meat in bulk.”
Nestle worker Richard Brunton from Dunnington normally shops at Morrisons, but would go to Fulford for Iceland. “This one’s easier for us because we do shopping at Morrisons, and next door,” he said.
“It’s probably one of the fullest supermarkets in York. There’s a lot of empty shelves, but it’s full in here. It’s ideal for us”.