Doors open at new Asda store

sp93113'Asda in chesterfield opens by Store Manager Giovanni Lausi and Terrianne Atherton, Chesterfield Community Champion
sp93113'Asda in chesterfield opens by Store Manager Giovanni Lausi and Terrianne Atherton, Chesterfield Community Champion

A SUPERMARKET that has created 25 jobs has been officially unveiled.

The new Asda on Sheffield Road, Whittington Moor, has also retained 17 jobs from when it was previously a Netto branch.

Chesterfield resident Terrianne Atherton - who was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2008 - launched the store with manager Giovanni Lausi after been nominated as a community champion for helping others.

Terrianne, of Highfield Lane, said she felt “honoured” and was also given a £50 gift card as a thank you.

The store joins 127 Netto outlets across the UK converted by Asda.

An Asda spokeman said: “We were delighted to announce at the official opening of our store that the number of staff at our Chesterfield branch is now 42.”