Revamped OKay Erpe-Mere reopens as a sustainable neighbourhood supermarket on 2 July
On Friday 2 July, OKay Erpe-Mere reopens after a thorough makeover. The store covering almost 500 m² was renovated in the latest generation style, with a revamped freshmart, low-energy freezers and a handy bread corner. Store manager Marnik De Wolf and his experienced team are happy to welcome their customers with respect for the current corona measures.
Cosy neighbourhood supermarket
OKay Erpe-Mere has been a trusted name for years because of its location along Oudenaardsesteenweg, its wide range of products and its personal service. Since its facelift, the supermarket has become one of the latest generation OKay stores. Customers at Erpe-Mere thus enjoy a more pleasant shopping experience and can shop even easier now.
Refurbished freshmart and see-through freezers
When you enter the renovated store, the supply of fresh products immediately catches your eye. "In our renovated freshmart, our fruit and vegetables are showcased even more attractively," says Marnik De Wolf. The frozen products department looks much fresher too. "All our freezers are energy-efficient models with glass covers. Customers can thus see what is in them at a glance and find their favourite products much faster."
Brand-new, handy bread unit
Every morning, before the doors open, fresh bread is delivered at OKay Erpe-Mere. Behind the scenes, co-workers bake quality rolls and buns. From now on, all these delicious products are presented in a brand-new bread rack. Marnik De Wolf: "Our new bread corner is ergonomic and much handier than before."
Top team from the region
The greatest asset of OKay Erpe-Mere is its wonderful team of store co-workers. "I can count on a close-knit team of ten co-workers every day," says store manager Marnik De Wolf. "A super team. All of them living in the area and having much experience. Some of our colleagues have been working here for 15 years!"
Easy to reach by car and bicycle
OKay Erpe-Mere is located along Oudenaardsesteenweg near the E40 exit and at walking distance from the town centre. The car park has room for 52 cars. It also has a safe bicycle shed for 12 bicycles.
Air-purifying wall paint
Like the other Colruyt Group store formats, OKay attaches great importance to building sustainably and with a minimum ecological footprint. It is good to know that the renovated Erpe-Mere has been treated with sustainable paint inside and out.
The store's outside was painted with high-tech paint that converts hazardous substances such as nitrogen dioxides and ozone into nitrate and oxygen under the influence of sunlight. The rain dissolves and washes away the nitrates. OKay Erpe-Mere thus contributes to less pollution and purer air.
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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.