Okay Compact opens new store in heart of Ghent

Okay Compact opens new store in heart of Ghent

Discover the new city supermarket on Kortrijksepoortstraat

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

On Wednesday 7 February, Okay Compact, the city store of local supermarket Okay, will open a new establishment on Kortrijksepoortstraat in Ghent, bringing the total number of Ghent-based Okay Compact stores to 4. The new store is located at the heart of the student district, close to several campuses of the Ghent University, HoGent and Artevelde University of Applied Science. Very convenient for students living in digs who need to run errands, or students who feel like a quick lunch or hot coffee.

Easy shopping nearby

Just like at Okay, shopping at Okay Compact is easy. The practically set up local stores are conveniently located in the heart of the city and thus easily accessible on foot or by bicycle. In the brand-new 436 m2 store at Ghent customers can find everything they need for their daily shopping. In addition to a wide assortment including food, beverages, laundry and household products and more, you can find a broad selection of fresh products: fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, bread and pastries, etc. You can also pop by at Okay Compact on Kortrijksepoortstraat for a quick coffee or ready-made meal. "That on-the-go offering that is in high demand among city dwellers, that's what characterises our store," city manager Bart Rötgens comments. He and his team of eight permanent store employees are all set to welcome their customers with a smile.

A heart for the environment

Like the other Colruyt Group store formats, Okay Compact is firmly committed to building sustainably and with a minimal ecological footprint. The new Okay Compact in Ghent Kortrijksepoortstraat uses no gas or fuel oil and the environmentally friendly cooling system emits 90% less CO2 than traditional installations. What's more, the heat released by the cooling system is recovered to heat the store. In addition, the ventilation system recovers 75% of the heat.

Looking towards the future

The opening of this new Okay Compact store fits perfectly with Colruyt Group's ambition to also offer more relevant store formats in urban environments, where consumers can do their shopping easily and inexpensively. Meanwhile, there are already 18 Okay Compact city stores in Belgium: 6 in Brussels, 5 in Antwerp, 1 in Liège, 1 in Blankenberge, 1 in Halle and, with this new establishment added, 4 stores in Ghent. Colruyt Group continues to actively search for suitable locations to further expand its presence in the cities.

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Practical information
Okay Compact Gent Kortrijksepoortstraat
​Kortrijksepoortstraat 82
​9000 Ghent
​Tel.: 02 616 78 59

Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: from 7 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.