Lindo’s Group of Companies has officially launched Bermuda’s newest bulk buy offering with their new store, Next Level.
Open 7am until 7pm, Monday through Saturday, the new store is already proving popular with Lindo’s customers and bargain hunters. The name of the store is a playful riff on its location, directly above Lindo’s Market in Devonshire, the first store in the chain, established in 1960 as a butcher’s shop.
The new offering, which has been in the works for six years, was designed by architects Lindberg & Simmons with D&J Construction undertaking the work to build the space. With an eye towards increasing the sustainability of the stores and reducing its carbon footprint, more solar panels have been installed around the property, to offset some of the increased power needs. Similarly, LED lighting has been used throughout the store and a more efficient refrigeration and freezer system has been installed.
Organic and healthier alternative brands are a priority in the new space along with bulk brands that have been otherwise tricky to get on island, such as Member’s Mark – the inhouse brand for Sam’s Club in the United States. As always, Lindo’s encourages feedback from its customers on products and brands that they would like to see stocked.
The new store is expected to create more than five new jobs at Lindo’s Group of Companies and has created leadership opportunities for the two young managers of the new store: Derek Basden and Anthony Harris. Mr. Basden and Mr Harris have both been with Lindo’s for three years and have distinguished themselves with their dedicated work ethic and collegial work presence.
Mr. Basden began his grocery career at Sainsbury’s in the UK, where he undertook management courses. Fans of sweet treats may also recognise his work from Deese Cheesecakes – a local cheesecake production company stocked solely at Lindo’s stores.
Mr. Harris began working for Lindo’s Market as a freezer merchandiser in September 2019 which was a huge change from his previous experience in construction at BCM McAlpine. He has set himself apart by his friendly nature and wholehearted enthusiasm for Lindo’s.
Giorgio Zanol MBE, President of Lindo’s Group of Companies, said: ‘We are so proud to officially unveil the Next Level, the first major expansion in 20 years. While this project has been delayed by the pandemic and supply chain issues, we are delighted with the end result and think our customers will be, too. We want to say a huge thank you to Lindberg & Simmons and D&J Construction, as well as in-house team led by Andre Zanol, for their hard work in getting this project completed.
‘The new store is modern and spacious, with accessible wide aisles, and an exciting and varied range of products available to our customers at competitive prices. But the main thing that sets it apart is that it is part of the family business and our customers will continue to enjoy the same exceptional service and experience that they have come to expect from us.’
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