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    INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Waitrose First London C-store

    Grocery chain will open new store in October.

    LONDON -- The supermarket Waitrose will open its first convenience store in London at Crouch End, which is in the north of the city, according to a report on Springfair.com.

    "We have wanted to come to Crouch End for a long time and believe we have found a location that will allow us to attract shoppers to the high street and trade successfully," said Nigel Keen, director of development at Waitrose.

    The company acquired a 6,230-square-foot outlet that formerly belonging to Woolworths, and construction will begin in September for a planned opening in October, the report stated.

    "Through revitalizing a vacant building, we will not only create new jobs, but provide a wider choice of shopping services for the local community," Keen said in the report. "It is in our best interest to ensure Crouch End is an attractive place for visitors to come and we look forward to having the opportunity to work alongside our fellow traders."

    The new shop is the third Waitrose convenience store in the country after the supermarket launched its first in Nottingham last December and its second in Bristol in March. A further convenience branch is expected to be opened at a location and date yet to be decided, according to Springfair.com.

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