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12 August 2013, 12:17
A new kind of Tesco store has opened in Watford, where you might be able to do a yoga class as well as your shopping.
The supermarket giant have opened a new shopping and leisure destination following a renovation of their 80,000 sq ft Tesco Extra store.
The new look store boasts a proper restaurant, a coffee shop and a community space that customers can use free of charge for events such as yoga, baby gym and cookery classes.
Tesco are using the Watford store as a trial for their new concept, which could later be rolled out to other stores across the country.
Chris Bush, Tesco's UK Managing Director, said: “We’ve spoken a lot about our vision to create compelling retail destinations in our larger stores; places where customers come to spend time and meet their friends and family.
"Watford is the first store where many of our innovations and ideas have come together and it’s great to see it all under one roof.
“Watford represents a fundamental change in the way that people are doing their shopping.
"More and more of our customers are shopping for leisure; they want to browse for clothes, eat a meal or grab a cup of coffee, as well as do their weekly shop.
"It offers us a glimpse into what stores of the future might look like and we’re really excited to be sharing that with our customers.”