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The Co-op to open its first Welsh store this year

MANCHESTER, England, 2017-Apr-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op is set to open its first new store Welsh store this year in Rossett following a £530,000 investment creating 15 new jobs.

Children from St. Peter’s primary school will be among the guests of honour, helping to cut the ribbon and open the new store for the community on Thursday, 20 April.

The community retailer is inviting residents to find out more about the Co-op at Pulford Village Hall, between 5pm – 8pm on Thursday, 6 April.

Located on Chester Road, Rossett, the Co-op – which was awarded Convenience Retailer of the Year in the latest Retail Industry Awards – will include an in-store bakery and a focus on fresh, healthy foods, meal ideas, award winning wines, meat and dairy produce.

The store will also provide a funding boost for community groups through the Co-op’s new Membership scheme. Members receive a 5% reward on purchases of own-branded products and services, with a further 1% going directly to local causes to make a difference in the community.

Les Thomas, Store Manager for the new Co-op in Rossett, said:
“We are looking forward to welcoming the community into their new store, we are thrilled to have made such a significant investment in Rossett. The Co-op is moving forward with a clear purpose and momentum and our ambition is to establish the store as a local hub, a real asset for the community. It really is exciting to be involved in the launch of the Co-op’s newest food store. We look forward to meeting the community on 6 April at Pulford Village Hall where they can find out more about what is in store, the benefits of Co-op membership and, sample some delicious tasters.”

Michael Gallacher, Area Manager for the Co-op in North Wales, said:

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to be part of the Rossett community, and we want shoppers to know that they can become a co-owner and member of their Co-op. We are also giving back to the community. Our members can make a difference locally simply by swiping their membership card when they shop with us, raising much needed funding for organisations in the area who contribute to improving local life.”

There will be offers and promotions in and around the new store to mark its launch.

And, students in Rossett and the surrounding area who holding the NUS extra card will receive a 10% discount off their groceries.

Further information about the benefits of Co-op membership and, its Local Community Fund, is available by visiting:

Media Contact:

Andrew Torr
Co-op Press Office
Mobile: 07702 505 551

Source: Coop

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