Sainsbury’s welcomed customers to two new stores in local communities today with the opening of Berrylands Raeburn Avenue Local in southwest London and Allerton Road Local in Liverpool.

Each around 2,500sq ft in size, the new stores will offer great value, high quality food, groceries and everyday essentials for the convenience of their local neighbourhoods. Bread and pastries will be baked instore every day and customers will be able to choose from an inviting selection of fresh fruit and veg, food to go and ready meals, as well as specialist ranges and seasonal favourites designed to cater for the diverse local communities they serve. Both stores also will offer self-service Costa Coffee machines, giving busy shoppers the option to pick up a piping hot coffee on the go.

As part of the retailer’s sustainability Plan for Better, Sainsbury’s is committed to using 100 per cent renewable electricity across its entire estate, meaning that the new Locals will not rely on any fossil fuels for their heating, lighting, refrigeration and ventilation needs.

The new stores also feature the option to checkout using Mobile Pay or SmartShop, Sainsbury’s scan, pay and go technology, enabling customers to pay for products in-store using their smartphones and making the process faster and more convenient.