British supermarket chain Waitrose has re-opened its Temple Fortune store in North London following a six-week closure for a full refurbishment.  

The store, which first opened its doors in 1945, is the oldest Waitrose to continue operating in its original location.

The shop has undergone a significant transformation, offering a modern layout and an enhanced shopping experience for customers 

The renovation includes a new shop floor layout, updated refrigeration, an improved fruit and vegetable area and a relocated wine department.  

The reopening also marks the return of convenient shopping options through its partnerships with online food delivery companies Deliveroo and Uber Eats.  

Waitrose Temple Fortune branch manager Chris Dey said: ’“All the partners here at Temple Fortune were really excited about the re-opening of our shop.  

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“The shop itself is looking absolutely fantastic, and the customer feedback so far has been brilliant, with many saying that the shop feels so much brighter and bigger thanks to the new layout. We can’t wait to welcome many more customers back over the coming weeks.” 

Since its original opening, the Temple Fortune store has seen several extensions and expansions, continually adapting to provide the best possible shopping experience and product selection. 

This year marks Waitrose’s 120th anniversary.  

In February 2024, the British supermarket chain announced a significant £30m investment to reduce prices on more than 200 product lines, including fruit, British meat, vegetables and store cupboard essentials.