On opening day the store was absolutely packed. It was the first shop to open on Guernsey, Admirals Park opened later. Our takings for the first few days were very good.
I had never seen a Waitrose before and I thought it was a vast improvment on the shop as it was before. I found it really interesting to see some old products that I hadn’t seen for years like blancmange by Pearce and Duff and the forgotten cuts of meat. The stock assortment was very different and this led to a change in the type of customer who came into the shop and the choice of products really increased.