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