Renovated OKay Vossem reopens on 29 October as a sustainable local supermarket
On Friday 29 October, OKay Vossem reopens its doors after undergoing a thorough facelift. The local supermarket has been renovated in the style of the latest generation of OKay stores, with a refurbished freshmart, glass lid freezers and a renewed bread corner. Store manager Patrick and his team are happy to welcome their customers.
Focus on fresh products and daily fresh bread
Thanks to the fresh and modern interior, customers of OKay Vossem can find their way even more easily in the wide range of super fresh products. "For example, we placed additional refrigeration units just outside the freshmart. This will allow us to showcase our tapas, meat products and pastries even better," says store manager Patrick.
At OKay Vossem, fresh bread is delivered every day and store co-workers bake off high-quality rolls and pastries on the spot. "They are neatly displayed in our renewed bread unit now. Much handier for our customers," Patrick explains. The freezer department was also tackled. "We installed freezers with glass covers so our customers can easily find their favourite products."
Services at OKay Vossem
In the OKay store in Vossem you can find stamps, prepaid cards, bus cards, newspapers, magazines, gift cards and gift baskets, among other things. And with the handy Foodbag One Meal Box, you'll never have to wonder what you're going to eat in the evening. In each box you'll find the ingredients for 1 meal for 2 people. You can just take it with you, without subscription or reservation. You can also easily collect your DreamLand order or Collect&Go reservation at OKay Vossem. And that's not all: with the Bringme Box you can easily have packages from other webshops delivered, picked up, shipped and returned.
Top team from the region
All these novelties and improvements will contribute to a more pleasant shopping experience and make shopping even easier. But the biggest asset of OKay Vossem is undoubtedly the wonderful team of store co-workers. "Every day, I can count on a great team of 14 motivated and experienced co-workers," says Patrick. "A top team. All people from the region around Vossem, for whom customer friendliness, good service and helpfulness always come first.”
Easy to reach by car and bicycle
OKay Vossem is located practically along a major access road and yet close to the village centre: easily reachable for everyone. The car park still has room for 54 cars and the bicycle parking has room for 8 bicycles.
Minimal environmental impact
Like the other Colruyt Group store formats, OKay attaches great importance to building sustainably and with a minimal ecological footprint. "The refrigeration system works on propane, a natural coolant that is much environment-friendlier than chemical coolants," Patrick says. "This reduces CO2 emissions by 90% compared to a classic cooling system. On top of that, the heat released by the refrigeration system is recovered to warm up the store. The car park is paved with water-permeable paving stones. This way the water seeps into the soil better.”
Also, the sustainable paint used for the store's front breaks down pollutants in the air. Under the influence of sunlight, this paint converts nitrogen oxides, ozone and harmful organic substances into nitrate and oxygen. The rain dissolves and washes away the nitrates.
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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.