Central England Co-op invests in Notts and Leicester food stores

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New look Notts store

Central England Co-op has invested in refits at stores in Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.

The Co-op shop in the Nottinghamshire town of Stapleford has been transformed with an investment of almost £105,000 giving a boost to the local community.

The food store in Hickings Lane has received a makeover to give it a lighter, fresher feel and includes some exciting new features and ranges for locals to enjoy.

This follows other notable investments in the area in recent months, including a brand new £1.85 million food store in Warsop which opened in the summer, and over £350,000 spent on transformations of stores in Giltbrook, Jacksdale, Skegby and Hucknall.

The community food store in Stapleford has been undergoing the makeover in recent weeks with changes including:

  • Fantastic new features such as brand-new Costa Coffee and Tango Ice Blast machines
  • Refreshed signage and decoration inside
  • New seating area outside for shoppers to take a break

Store manager Callum Frost said: “We’re really excited to have a new look store and to be able to offer some great new features and a more pleasant shopping experience for our community.

“We’ve had some lovely feedback from our customers – they’ve commented on how much bigger the store feels and that it’s a much more enjoyable shop to visit and a better experience which is so nice to hear for me and the team.

“I’d like to thank the community for their continued support and for their patience while we brought our new look store to life, and I hope they agree with us that it’s been worth it.”

The Hickings Lane Food Store is open every day 7am-10pm. The store has a wide range of products from everyday necessities to something a little more special and also offers a lifesaving defibrillator, cash machine, Lottery, Collect Plus/Paypoint, an instore bakery and a customer car park. It also offers a home delivery service with shopping delivered via an eco-friendly electric van.

Leicester Forest East: face lift

The Central England Co-op shop in Leicester Forest East has been transformed with an investment of £132,000 giving a boost to the local community.

The food store in Hinckley Road has received a makeover to give it a lighter, fresher feel and includes some exciting new features and ranges for locals to enjoy.

This follows other notable investments by the retailer in the area in recent months, with almost £800,000 spent on transformations of stores across Leicestershire and Rutland including in Leicester, Quorn, Wigston, Lutterworth, Whitwick, Loughborough, Coalville and Oakham.

The community food store in Leicester Forest East has been undergoing the makeover in recent weeks with changes including:

  • New product ranges to suit shoppers’ tastes      
  • Fantastic new features such as brand-new Costa Coffee and Tango Ice Blast machines
  • Refreshed signage and decoration inside

Store manager Matt Greasley said: “It has been great to have had this investment in our store as it has been a tough period through Covid, so this has brought the team and our wonderful community a lot of excitement. It’s like having a brand-new store.

“People have been coming in as the work has progressed and have been really positive about the changes which has been lovely for me and the team to hear.

“I’d like to thank the community for their continued support and for their patience while we brought our new look store to life, and I hope they agree with us that it’s been worth it.”

The Hinckley Road Food Store is open Monday to Saturday 7am-10pm and Sunday 9am-8pm. The store has a wide range of products from everyday necessities to something a little more special and also offers a lifesaving defibrillator, cash machine, Lottery, Collect Plus/Paypoint, an instore bakery and a customer car park.