Around 50 hopefuls queued up for a job at Boston’s newest supermarket on Wednesday (10th May).
Fifteen new jobs will be created when mint opens for business on the Boston Shopping Park on Saturday 27th May.
And there was lots of interest in the positions available from local people who turned up at Fydell House in Boston keen to land a job at the new store.
“We had a very productive and really enjoyable recruitment day,” said David Lambert, Operations Manager at mint.
“Forty-four people came along on the day and we’ve also had nearly 100 CVs emailed to us. We had some very strong candidates and we’re confident we’ll have our team up to full strength very soon.
“We are receiving applications from a wide, culturally diverse range of applicants, including British, Lithuanian and Polish. We’re delighted with this response from the residents of Boston as we believe our workforce can reflect the cultural make-up of the area.”
More details have now been revealed about the official opening of the new store. In what will be one of his first official engagements, Boston’s Mayor Elect, Councillor Bernard Rush, will officially declare mint open at 12 noon on Saturday 27th May.
“We’re encouraging members of the public to join in the fun at our official opening and be the first to look round our fantastic new supermarket,” said David.
“We’ve got some fantastic offers on our Facebook page: a £50 mint voucher is up for grabs and we will be announcing more details of our amazing Golden Ticket promotion once the store has opened.”
Located on the Boston Shopping Park off Horncastle Road, mint is a new concept in supermarkets, offering a British aesthetic and high-quality branded products at an affordable price.
“Passers-by cannot fail to notice that the mint store is a hive of activity, with workers working round the clock to ensure that the store is ready for the official opening,” said David.
“With 16 days to go there is much to do. People might see this as the final push, but in reality, with a store of this size and ambition, this is just the next part of a much larger, strategic process.
“We are very excited about the way the store is coming together – the interior design is something to behold! We are committed to ensuring that our shoppers have good deals, excellent value for money, a choice of branded and alternative products and a fresh meat counter the envy of any supermarket in the UK.
“Add to this our commitment to buying local produce from Lincolnshire suppliers wherever we can, and we believe we are starting something special for Lincolnshire.”
Mr Lambert said the company has big ambitions and the Boston store is the first in a planned chain of mint supermarkets across the UK.
The day before the official opening, on Friday 26th May from 5pm until 6.30pm, mint will be staging an invitation-only preview event for VIPs and media with tastings and an opportunity to tour the store. To attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01522 528540.
Notes to editors:
• mint Supermarkets is a new concept in retail shopping and will be opening at the Boston Shopping Park, Horncastle Road, Boston, Lincolnshire on 27th May 2017.
• Opening next to a raft of national stores such as TK Maxx, Sports Direct, Iceland and Poundworld, mint is the latest addition to the UK’s supermarket sector and offers shoppers the opportunity to buy all their favourite British brands such as PG Tips, Paxo, Cadbury, Aunt Bessie’s, Colman’s, Hellmann’s and Heinz at competitive prices while being offered alternative brands at even lower prices.
• mint is currently recruiting for experienced store assistants and has received nearly 100 CVs.
• To find out more visit www.mintsupermarkets.co.uk or find mint on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mintsupermarkets/.