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New Co-Op food store opens in former Fulwood restaurant building

Posted on - 9th December, 2020 - 1:40pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Food & Drink, Fulwood, Garrison, Plungington, Preston News, Sharoe Green
Co-Op Food store, Garstang Road, Preston. Co Op Head of PR Craig Noonan officially opening the new store with staff members Kelly McDonald, Steve Biss, Josh Shevlin and Zoe Warnock.

A new Co-op food store has opened in Fulwood on Friday, 4 December, following a £635,000 investment creating 12 jobs.

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The Garstang Road store runs on 100 per cent renewable electricity and includes customer car parking, an in-store bakery and Seattle Coffee.

The building has stood empty for the past couple of years since the closure of the Checcos Italian restaurant.

There is also a focus on fresh, healthy produce, ready meals and pizzas, free-from and vegan products, Fairtrade, food-to-go and everyday essentials.

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Co-op Store Manager, Stephen Biss, said: “We have had a great response, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to make such a significant investment in Preston, and I look forward to serving our community.

“The store has a great look and feel, and we have worked to develop the range, choice, products and services locally that will create a really compelling offer, and enable to store team to serve the community quickly, easily, safely and conveniently.”

Students who are TOTUM cardholders – the new name for NUS extra – can pocket a 10 per cent discount off groceries at the Co-op.

Contactless card payment limits have been increased to £45, making it easier, quicker and safer to shop.

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The Co-op’s Community Shopping Card makes it easier for those self-isolating or who have been instructed to stay at home to shop and pay for their essentials.

Cards can be purchased or topped-up by calling 0800 029 4592, enabling friends, families, neighbours or volunteers to shop on their behalf in store.

Co Op Food store, Garstang Road, Preston.

The store’s Food Share scheme works to minimise food waste and make a difference locally by supporting local not-for-profit organisations who work to tackle food insecurity.

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Co-Op provides a funding boost locally and saves shoppers money through its re-launched membership scheme.

In addition to personalised offers and exclusive in-store deals, Members are rewarded with 2p in every pound they spend on Co-op branded products added to their Membership account balance. The retailer also donates a further 2 per cent to community causes.

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