Pam Pantry has officially opened its doors to the locals of Amberley who said that they were rapt with the range and fantastic service. The store is unique in the way it has a range of only around 2,500 products and is 100 percent self-checkout. While the iconic Pams brand is at the heart of the store, there are other products for customers to enjoy like Whittaker’s, Corona and Meadowfresh Kalo yoghurt.

Tim Donaldson, general manager of Retail Foodstuffs South Island, was blown away by the enthusiastic reaction the store’s opening received on Wednesday. “A couple of comments really brought home how we’ve nailed the proposition.  Firstly, we’ve curated the range very carefully, ensuring we’re stocking essentials and super fresh everyday produce and meat. The first customers through the door said they loved that approach – it made their shop very simple, fuss-free and convenient.  So, it’s easy to find what you want and get out the door.

“But they also talked about the outstanding service they received from the team – who are freed up from operating a till, to help customers with product queries and ideas for their breakfast, lunch or evening meal.”

Donaldson explained that the store format was chosen to make it easy and convenient for shoppers. “It’s easy to make a choice and convenient to get your shopping done and get back to your business or home. We’re always on the lookout for how we can help locals, and we know from our research that ease and convenience are right up there next to value, which you get from our fantastic Pams and Value range.”

Robin Brown, who’s operating the store added that “We honestly had people asking us every day when the store was going to open, so we’re delighted we’re finally underway and able to help Amberley residents and visitors to the area, save time, hassle and money with their shopping at Pams Pantry.”