Co-op food store at Heaton Moor Road created two new retail roles following its re-launch

MANCHESTER, England, 2016-Feb-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — On your marks, get set . . . Stockport Wheelchair Racing’s Paralympic Games hopeful, Carly Tait, helps store colleagues to get the new-look Heaton Moor Co-op underway following its £475,000 makeover.

The investment in the Co-op food store, located at 206 Heaton Moor Road, has created two new retail roles and has seen a focus on fresh, healthy foods, meal ideas and essentials following its re-launch on Friday, 5 February.

Carly, aged 30 – who works for the Co-op in its Digital Marketing team – lives in Baguley, Wythenshawe, and joined Stockport Harriers Wheelchair Racing one month after being inspired by the closing ceremony of the London Paralympic Games – currently ranked 3rd in Great Britain in her favoured 100m sprint, Carly will hear later this year if she has achieved her dream of being on the starting line in Rio for this year’s Paralympic Games.

The store also launched its Community Pioneer role where a member of the food store team will also work to foster involvement in community activities, from local fundraising initiatives to helping to understand and develop solutions to meet community needs. Including support for the British Red Cross, The Co-op’s new charity partnership which will help to tackle social isolation and loneliness in local communities.

Steve Bott, Manager of the Co-op’s Heaton Moor Road store, said:

“It is an exciting time for the whole team. The new-look store will enable shoppers to pick up delicious food conveniently and, as a community retailer and a co-operative, it will play its part in local life too – we look forward to welcoming the community into their new-look local Co-op store.”

SOURCE: Co-operative Group Limited

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© Mike Poloway/UNP 01943884951. Re opening of Co-Operative Food store, Heaton Moor, Stockport, 5 February 2016. Paralympic Games hopeful Carly Tait races with Store Manager Steve Bott .

© Mike Poloway/UNP 01943884951. Re opening of Co-Operative Food store, Heaton Moor, Stockport, 5 February 2016. Paralympic Games hopeful Carly Tait races with Store Manager Steve Bott .