UK: Co-op opens new-look food store in Llandeilo

UK: Co-op opens new-look food store in Llandeilo

MANCHESTER, UK, 2018-Feb-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op has served-up a new-look food store in Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, following a near £700,000 investment.

Children from Ysgol Gynradd Llandeilo Primary School Choir were among the guests of honour, along with Richard Hughes, President of the Rotary Club of Llandeilo, who joined the store team and helped to cut the ribbon and declare the new-look Rhosmaen Street Co-op store open to serve the community.

The food store brings a funding boost locally through its Membership scheme – Members receive a 5% reward on the purchase of own-brand products and services, with the Co-op donating a further 1% to local good causes The Co-op store – which opens between 7am -11pm – has returned to its clover-leaf design logo, first used in the 1960’s – and, includes an in store bakery, and focus on fresh, healthy foods, meal ideas, award winning wines and, essentials.

Chris Rees, Co-op Store Manager, said: “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to carry out such a significant investment in Llandeilo – we have had a great response and there was a superb atmosphere at our launch with the wonderful children’s choir – we would like to thank everyone who has taken part or has popped in to see us on our launch day, we are really looking forward to welcoming all of our members and customers back into their new-look Co-op. We are proud to be part of the community, and our ambition is to ensure the store is a local hub, a real asset locally.”

Chris Ellis, Area Manager for the Co-op, added: “The Co-op is moving forward with a clear purpose and momentum. We are investing in our people, stores, products and prices and have the ambition for our stores to be at the heart of local life, bringing communities together and offering great quality products when and where shoppers need them. We also want customers to know that they can become a co-owner and member of their Co-op. And, that we are also giving back to the community. Our members make a difference locally, simply by swiping their membership card when they shop with us they are raising much needed funding for organisations in the area who contribute to improving local life.”

The retailer – which won the title of Convenience Retailer of the Year at last year’s Retail Industry Awards – last month unveiled a £50M price investment programme to cut the cost of everyday essentials including fruit, vegetables, bread, fresh meat and ready meals, as well as household brand names.

There are offers and promotions in and around the store to mark its re-launch.

And, students in Llandeilo holding a NUS extra card also receive a 10% discount off their groceries at the Co-op to support them during their studies.

Further information about the benefits of Co-op membership and, its local Community Fund – which re-opens for applications between 5 March and 8 April – is available by visiting: http://www.coop.co.uk/membership/

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Further information
Andrew Torr
Co-op Press Office
M: 07702 505 551
E: Andrew.torr@coop.co.uk

SOURCE: Co-operative Group Limited

Co-op to open its newest food store in Hemsby on Thursday, 30 November

MANCHESTER, UK, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op is set to serve-up its newest food store this week (Thursday, 30 November), in Hemsby, near Great Yarmouth, following a £1.2M investment.

The new store – located in Kings Way, Hemsby – provides 24 full and part-time jobs, and will bring a funding boost for local good causes through its Membership scheme – Members receive a 5% reward on the purchase of own-branded products and services, with a further 1% benefitting local good causes.

Children from Hemsby Primary School will be among the guests of honour on launch day, cutting the ribbon and declaring the Co-op open for the community.

The school is to receive a £500 donation as part of launch day celebrations, the money will be used to support its healthy food programme. A further donation of £500 will be made to the Hemsby Parish Church appeal.

The store includes an in-store bakery alongside its focus on fresh, healthy foods, meal ideas, award winning wines and essentials.

Samantha Winter, Area Manager, said:

“We are delighted to have undertaken such a significant investment in Hemsby, and proud to be part of the community. We are looking forward to unveiling a great new look and improvements to the site with which to serve the community – we are looking forward to welcoming the community into their Co-op. The Co-op is moving forward with a clear purpose and momentum, and our ambition is to ensure the store is a local hub and an asset for the community.

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

There are offers and promotions in and around the store to mark its launch. And, students in Hemsby holding a NUS extra card receive a 10% discount at the Co-op to support them during their studies.

Last month, the Co-op won the title of Convenience Retailer of the Year at the Retail Industry Awards.

Further information about the benefits of Co-op membership and, its Local Community Fund, is available by visiting: http://www.coop.co.uk/membership/

Further information:

Andrew Torr
Co-op Press office
M: 07702 505 551
E: Andrew.torr@coop.co.uk

Source: CoopUK

UK: Co-op opens its newest food store in Rockfield Road, Monmouth

MANCHESTER, UK, 2017-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op has served-up its newest food store this week (Thursday, 14 September) in Rockfield Road, Monmouth, following a £550,000 investment creating 15 jobs.

Children from Overmonnow Primary School and County Councillor Jamie Treharne were among the guests of honour, helping to launch the store for the community.

The new store – which marks a return to the community for the Co-op – brings a funding boost to local community groups through its Membership scheme – Members receive a 5% reward on the purchase of own-branded products and services, with a further 1% benefitting local good causes.

Good causes initially benefitting include: Monmouth Comprehensive School Boat Club – which is raising funds for a new boat for pupils to compete at the National Championships; Usk in Bloom – which is raising money to sow more wildflowers to attract pollinators and, Abbeyfield Usk – which is in need of exercise equipment and arts and crafts supplies to support residents’ health and well-being.

The Co-op has an in-store bakery alongside its focus on fresh, healthy food, meal ideas and award winning wines.

Steven Beddoes, Store Manager, said:

“We are delighted to have made such a significant investment in Monmouth, we have received great feedback about the Co-opreturning to the area – it is an exciting time for the whole team to be involved in the opening of the Co-op’s newest food store. Our ambition is to establish the store as a local hub, a real asset for the community.”

Erin O’Mahony, Area Manager for the Co-op, added:

“The Co-op is moving forward with a clear purpose and momentum. 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 they raise much needed funding for organisations in the area who contribute to improving local life.”

Further information about the benefits of Co-op membership and its Local Community Fund is available by visiting: http://www.coop.co.uk/membership/

There are offers and promotions in and around the store to mark its launch.

And, students in Monmouth holding the NUS extra card receive a 10% discount off their groceries.

Media Contact

Andrew Torr
Co-op Press Office
M: 07702 505 551
E: andrew.torr@coop.co.uk

SOURCE: Co-operative Group Limited

The Co-op to open new food store in Lostock Gralam on 28 April

MANCHESTER, England, 2016-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op will launch its newest food store this month (Thursday, 28 April) following a £560,000 investment to create a new food store in Lostock Gralam.

Representatives from the Ronald McDonald House Charity will help the store team to cut the ribbon and declare the new store open for the community.

Launch day activities at the store – located in Cheshire Avenue – include free face painting for children between 3pm – 5pm and a chance to take a picture with a Minion character. There is free Fairtrade tea and coffee, food sampling and, in-store offers and prizes. There will also be a new Tesla sports car on display as the store “gears-up” for its first day.

A week of activities include a raffle to win a book of Co-op Saving Stamps (29 April), A chance to find out more about the benefits of Co-op Membership (30 April), A cake sale to raise money for The Co-op’s charity partner, the British Red Cross – which is working to tackle loneliness and social isolation in local communities (1 May). And free sampling of The Co-op’s breakfast range (2 May).

The Co-op is investing to transform and grow its convenience business and, was confirmed as the fastest growing non-discounter food store according to retail industry data released by Kantar Worldpanel in February.

New store manager, Jordan Toal, said:

“This is an exciting time for the whole team – we are looking forward to opening the Co-op’s newest food store and to welcoming the community into their new local Co-op.

“The store will look great and, as a community retailer and a co-operative, we are confident that it will become a real asset to the community and deliver a compelling and convenient shopping experience locally.”

The new store will have a focus on fresh, healthy foods, meal ideas and essentials. While an in-store bakery, ATM, Costa coffee dispenser and car parking will further add to the shopping experience for customers.

The appointment of a Community Pioneer – Jacqueline Beasant – will underpin the Co-op’s commitment to playing its part and making a difference in the local community.

Jacqueline is a member of the food store team who will also work to foster involvement in community activities including local fundraising initiatives and working with charities, schools and voluntary organisations to make a difference in the community. Jacqueline and Jordan will also will also lead the store’s 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.

The Co-op last month (March) announced an investment to lower the price of over 200 of its own-branded British meat and poultry products. Its annualised investment in lowering prices will this year top £200M. By the end of the year, The Co-op will have reduced prices on over 1,000 everyday essentials including pruning the price of over 100 lines of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Further information:
Andrew Torr
Co-op Press Office
M: 07702 505 551
E: andrew.torr@co-operative.coop