Supermarket "an important element of local economy"

Waitrose has established itself as an important element inthe local Wellington economy as well as the wider Taunton Deane economy.

The company is a large employer and I hope that it can reopen quickly.At this stage the cause of the fire has not been established.

– Cllr John Williams, leader of Taunton Deane Borough Council

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Wellington supermarket fire

A large fire has destroyed much of a supermarket in Somerset. Crews were called to the Waitrose building on Wellington High Street just after 6am.