Renewed OKay Sint-Lievens-Houtem reopens as a sustainable neighbourhood supermarket on 24 March

Renewed OKay Sint-Lievens-Houtem reopens as a sustainable neighbourhood supermarket on 24 March

With a refurbished freshmart and additional cooling cabinets.

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

On Friday 24 March, OKay Sint-Lievens-Houtem will reopen its doors after undergoing a thorough facelift. The local supermarket with a surface of 440 m² 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. During the renovation, extra efforts were made to minimise the environmental footprint. Store manager Ann Vermeulen 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 Sint-Lievens-Houtem can now find their way even more easily in the broad assortment of fresh products. "In the freshmart our extensive assortment of fresh fruit and vegetables can stand out completely", store manager Ann says. "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 Sint-Lievens-Houtem, store employees bake quality breads, breakfast rolls and sandwiches on site. "They are now even more neatly displayed in our renewed bread unit. Much more convenient for our customers", Ann explains. "And payment is now even easier for our customers in the freshly revamped checkout environment." The many new features and improvements contribute to a pleasant shopping experience and even more efficient shopping.

The enthusiastic team at OKay Sint-Lievens-Houtem remains on board and is ready to again welcome its customers. "Every day, I can count on a great team of 10 motivated co-workers. All of them people from the region, for whom customer friendliness, good service and helpfulness always come first.”

Minimal environmental impact

Just like the other Colruyt Group store formulas, OKay is firmly committed to building sustainably and with a minimal ecological footprint. No gas or fuel oil is consumed at OKay Sint-Lievens-Houtem. The cooling system runs on propane, a natural coolant that is much more environment-friendly than chemical coolants and reduces CO2 emissions by 90 %. Also, the heat released by the refrigeration system is recovered to heat the store.

Easy to reach by car and bicycle

OKay Sint-Lievens-Houtem is very practically located, close to the centre and easily accessible to everyone. The car park has room for 29 vehicles and even cargo bikes can be safely secured in the bicycle shed.

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Practical information
OKay Sint-Lievens-Houtem
​Polbroek 55
​9520 Sint-Lievens-Houtem

Opening hours
Monday to Saturday from 8:30 to 19:30

About OKay
OKay is Colruyt Group’s neighbourhood supermarket where customers can find everything they need 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.