OKay Zingem reopens on 30 October
On Friday 30 October, OKay Zingem reopens its doors after almost one month of renovation work. The local supermarket was thoroughly revamped. It is extra easy for customers to shop now thanks to additional cooling cabinets, a renovated bread corner and freezers with glass lids. The store was also updated ecologically; indeed, OKay Zingem does not use fossil fuels.
Focus on fresh products and daily fresh bread
Thanks to the fresh and modern design of the 650 m² store, OKay Zingem can serve its customers even better now. Enough room to play the supply of ultrafresh products even better. "Outside the freshmart, we added extra cooling cabinets so that tapas, cold cuts and pastries strike the eye", says store manager Dorina Vandenheede. "We receive bread deliveries every day and our store co-workers bake off high-quality buns. And you can find all this in our new bread corner."
The frozen products department has also been completely revamped. Dorina Vandenheede: "We installed freezers with glass lids so our customers can easily find their favourite products."
The bicycle parking area was expanded to 32 places, making it easier to shop by bicycle. The Collect&Go pick-up point will be open again with expanded opening hours. Customers can pick up their online shopping from Monday to Saturday between 8.30 am and 7 pm.
Top team from the region
"Through the years, we have gained loyal customers who value our broad range of products, our friendly co-workers and the lowest prices in the neighbourhood. My 14 co workers, all living in the area around Zingem, and I want to continue on this line in our renovated store”, the store manager continues.
Store manager Dorina and her team took all the necessary corona measures to welcome their customers safely as from Friday 30 October.
Minimum environmental impact
Like the other Colruyt Group Store formats, it is very important to OKay to build sustainably with a minimum ecological footprint. Consequently, it uses as many sustainable techniques and renewable materials as possible in second-generation stores. “At OKay Zingem, we do not use fossil fuels”, says Dorina Vandenheede. "The refrigeration system works on propane, a natural coolant that is much environment-friendlier than chemical coolants. This reduces CO2 emission by 90% compared to a classic cooling system. And we recover the heat released by this system. We also generate our own energy by means of solar panels. For the store front, we used white paint that can neutralise soot particles coming from the car park. So paint that contributes to a better environment!"
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 130 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.