OKay Boortmeerbeek reopens its doors after renovation
Wednesday 23 October will see OKay Boortmeerbeek reopen its doors after a thorough renovation. The store was refurbished in the style of the second generation of OKay convenience stores, which includes an improved freshmart and a new bakery department.
Fresh and modern design
OKay Boortmeerbeek closed its doors for some ten days for renovation work. The updated store now covers 441 m² and has a fresh and modern design. “This means we can provide our customers with even better service and play to our strengths”, says store manager Raf Helsen. “For example, our extensive range of fresh fruit and vegetables really are shown at their best. Fresh bread is delivered every day and our shop staff bake high-quality cakes and rolls in the updated bakery.” The tills have been adapted to serve customers even better. The car park can accommodate 32 cars.
OKay Boortmeerbeek is located on the main road between Mechelen and Kampenhout. “Over the years, we have built up a loyal base of customers of both local residents and people who pass our store, who value our wide range of products, our friendly staff and the lowest prices in the area. Of course, together with the 10 members of my team, I’m eager to keep this trend going in our new store”, says Raf. During the store closure, customers could go to other local shops of Colruyt Group to do their shopping, such as OKay Hofstade, Steenokkerzeel, Herent and Putte, or the Colruyt-stores in Keerbergen, Sint-Katelijne-Waver and Eppegem.
OKay is Colruyt Group’s local supermarket format. Customers can find everything they need there. OKay stores are set up near town or city centres and guarantee the lowest prices in the neighbourhood. OKay opened its very first store on 14 January 1998 in Ertvelde and has since then been opening an average of 6 new stores every year. They intend to keep up this frequency in the years to come. Today, OKay has about 140 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.