Tuesday, May 30, 2023
On Friday 2 June, OKay Jabbeke reopens its doors after undergoing a thorough facelift. The local supermarket with a 626 m² surface area has been renovated in the style of the latest generation of OKay stores, with a refurbished freshmart, additional cooling cabinets and a revamped bread corner, among other things. Store manager Annelies Wybo and her team look forward to welcoming their customers.
Focus on fresh products and daily fresh bread
Thanks to the fresh and modern interior, customers of OKay Jabbeke can now find their way even more easily in the wide range of fresh products. "In the renewed freshmart our extensive range of fresh fruit and vegetables is shown to its full advantage," store manager Annelies explains. "We placed extra refrigeration units just outside the freshmart, so that we can showcase our tapas, cold sliced meat and pastries even better."
At OKay Jabbeke, fresh bread is delivered every day and store co-workers bake off high-quality rolls and pastries on the spot. "They are now even more neatly displayed in our renewed bread unit. Much more convenient for our customers," Annelies explains. The frozen products department has chest-type freezers with glass lids. That way, customers can find their favourite products fast and easily.
Top team from the region
All these novelties and improvements will contribute to a more pleasant shopping experience and make shopping even more efficient. But the biggest asset of OKay Jabbeke is undoubtedly the wonderful team of store co-workers. "Every day, I can count on a great team of 12 motivated co-workers. All of them people from the region, for whom customer friendliness, good service and helpfulness always come first.”
Easy to reach by car and bicycle
OKay Jabbeke has a very practical location on Gistelsesteenweg, the connecting road between Jabbeke and Bruges, so it is easily accessible to everyone. The car park has a capacity of 66 vehicles and bicycles, even cargo bikes, can be safely secured in the bicycle shed.
Minimal environmental impact
Like the other Colruyt Group store formats, OKay is firmly committed to building sustainably and with a minimal ecological footprint. No gas or fuel oil is used at OKay Jabbeke. The cooling system runs on propane, a natural coolant that is much more environment-friendly than chemical coolants and reduces CO2 emissions by 90 %. Moreover, the heat released by the refrigeration system is recovered to heat the store. Also, the car park is covered with water-permeable paving-stones, allowing water to seep into the soil more easily.
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OKay is Colruyt Group’s local supermarket. Customers can find everything they need there for their daily shopping. OKay stores are set up as near as possible to town or city centres and guarantee the lowest prices in the neighbourhood. The very first OKay opened its doors in Ertvelde on 14 January 1998. Since then, OKay has been opening an average of 6 new stores every year. The local store chain intends to keep up this frequency in the years to come. Today, OKay has about 145 stores in Belgium. Since November 2015, the chain also has its own distribution centre at the industrial estate of Lot (Beersel) in Flemish Brabant. OKay currently employs more than 2,500 co-workers.