Sainsbury’s Local to open at the St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury

Friday 6th January 2012

Kent Cricket today announced that the Club has agreed to lease a rental space at the St Lawrence Ground in Canterburyto Sainsbury’s.The arrangement will see a Sainsbury’s Local store open in the spring, and the creation of approximately 25 new jobs.

The Sainsbury’s Local store will be positioned at the front of the St Lawrence Ground off the Old Dover Road. This will be located within a new Club administration buildingwhich iscurrently under construction. Sainsbury’s Locals are small convenience shops which serve the immediate area, providing a convenient place for people living locally to walk to in order to top up their shopping.They offer a range of fresh foods, groceries and household products.

Jamie Clifford, CEO of Kent Cricket, commented; “The Club is very pleased to have secured Sainsbury’s as a long term tenant for the new convenience store space within the administration building. Building work is well advancedand we very much look forward to welcoming them to the ground.

"The long term nature of the this partnership is very important to us as we continue to strive for long term financial stability.In addition, the increased footfall at theSt Lawrence Groundshould help raise the profile of everything else the Club does throughout the year.”

Mark Rush, Regional Acquisitions Manager for Sainsbury's added; “We are delighted to be opening our first Sainsbury’s Local in Canterbury –in the heart of a vibrant community.The development of the new retail space at the cricket ground provides us with an excellent opportunity to provide residents and visitors to the area with a fresh and affordable convenience food offer in a convenient location. We will be opening the store in the spring, which will create around 25 new jobs for the local area.”