Colruyt Salzinnes reopens as low-energy store

On Tuesday 17 July, the Colruyt store in Salzinnes opens again after a year of renovation work. The store has been expanded, completely rearranged and restyled into a new generation low energy Colruyt store. The butcher's department and the Collect&Go pick-up point are new as well. People can discover the novelties during an open evening on the eve of the opening.

Shop more efficiently

The new Colruyt Salzinnes is larger by a quarter and measures almost 1,900 m². "This allowed us to expand the fresh-market and to add a check-out point", says store manager Eric Junion. "We also reorganised the whole store so our customers can shop even more pleasantly and efficiently." 

Low-energy store

The new store's front and roof insulation exceeds the legal requirements. Moreover, the store is more hermetic than before. Colruyt Salzinnes has become a low energy store with sustainable technology such as the propylene refrigeration system. "This project is part of a more comprehensive renovation plan: by 2019, all Colruyt Group stores should be low energy stores", says the store manager. "The group's CO2 emission must go down by 4 %.”

Perfect ventilation and airtight

The store is perfectly insulated and ventilated. Indeed, proper insulation is impossible without airtightness and ventilation. Thanks to an air lock at the entrance, the building hardly loses any heat during the winter. Eric Junion: "The cold air stays outside and the heat stays inside. And in summer, it is the other way around. Thanks to the heat recovery system, the store needs less heating." 

Integrated with the urban environment

The renovated Colruyt store in Salzinnes has a green roof. The mosses, succulents and grasses insulate the roof winter and summer and provide biodiversity in the city. 

Butcher's department with open workshop

Customers can choose their fresh quality meat in the self-service butcher's department. Head butcher Florimont Igot: "Customers can see the butchers at work in an open workshop and talk to them if they have questions or a special order. Our customers have a nice overview of the range of meat, cold cuts and salads." 

New: Collect&Go shops for the customer

”For customers who want to gain time, Colruyt Salzinnes has a Collect&Go pick-up point”, says Christophe Guillaume. ”Collect&Go is Colruyt Group's online shopping service. Customers send their shopping list to or via the app, and we have their products ready at the pick-up point on the day and time of their choice.”

Special open house 

Store manager Eric Junion, butcher's department manager Florimont Igot and their 29 employees are looking forward to meeting their customers at the revamped Colruyt Salzinnes as of Wednesday 17 June.

”The evening before, on Tuesday 16 July from 5 to 8 pm, everyone is invited for a preview of the renovations.", says the store manager. ”During this special open house, customers will be offered snacks and a drink. Everyone is most welcome!"

For more information, please contact:

  • Sébastien Purnelle (regional manager) at 02 345 2345
  • Yana Morren (press officer Colruyt Group) at 02 363 55 45

Practical information:

Colruyt Salzinnes
Chaussée de Charleroi 16
5000 Namur

Opening hours:

Mon - Sat: 8.30 - 20.00
Fri: 8.30 - 21.00

Open evening:

Tuesday 16 July from 17.00 to 20.00

Contact for press

Hanne Poppe - Silja Decock

Press relations officer

+32 (0)2 363 55 45

+32 (0)473 92 45 10

Nathalie Roisin

Responsable presse

+32 (0)2 363 55 45

+32 (0)473 82 27 15

Outside of office hours

+32 (0)473 92 45 10

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