Rohias Waitrose became the first branch in Guernsey, opening on 10th March 2011.
Local police, it was reported, dramatically escorted delivery vehicles as they negotiated narrow roads from the port to the branch, leading up to opening day. On the day itself, customers were even queueing to park their cars in the car park.
Previously a Safeway supermarket, it was acquired from Sandpiper CI Ltd and took just four weeks to transform into a Waitrose, with the help from Partners from the UK.
The 31,000sq ft branch includes a stylish café, a selection of John Lewis products and even a Post Office.
As well as delivering big name brands and own-brand products, there will be 204 lines sourced from the island. These include beer and cider, bakery, fresh fruit and vegetables, fish and dairy.
Facilities currently available at Rohias include fresh fish, cheese, delicatessen, rotisserie, patisserie, hot food, meat and bakery counters.
Address: Rohais, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1FG