NEW World Winton welcomed new owners Andrew and Hayley Griffiths in store this week.
The couple shifted from Mosgiel where Mr Griffiths had been the New World store manager for the past five years.
They moved to Winton on Tuesday with their two children Matt and Lucy and were excited to finally have a store of their own.
“We’re really excited to have taken over New World Winton and look forward to meeting our customers and teams on the ground.
“We have a privilege and responsibility to continue to keep our customers and teams safe, as well as provide an amazing in-store shopping experience,” Mr Griffiths said.
The couple were fans of Winton before their move and could not wait to integrate in to the community.
“When the opportunity arose to take over the store, we saw a natural fit for our family.
“In the past we’ve visited the store several times for work, and now we’re fortunate enough to call it our own.”
The pair will overlook store operations and will work with the store and department managers to ensure the shop caters to the needs of the community.
“We’re looking forward to getting to know the community and all our awesome team members.
“We’ll be hitting the ground running, working from the shop floor so we can meet all the locals,” he said.