The Co-op’s petrol station and food store in Liversedge has re-launched following a £1.1M investment to extend and improve the store to better serve the community.
The Millbridge store – which is located in Bradford Road and was damaged by fire in October 2018 – is now more than 50% larger and runs on 100% renewable electricity.
The store supports 14 local jobs, and opens between 6am-11pm daily. It includes a free ATM, additional car parking, in-store bakery, hot food, Costa coffee, increased fresh and chilled choice including: pizzas, ready meals, beers and award winning wines, free-from and vegan products and, everyday essentials. The new-look petrol filling station also includes two electric charging points.
The Co-op also provides a funding boost and gives back to causes in the area through its Membership scheme. Members receive a 5% reward on purchases of own brand products, and the retailer donates a further 1% to community causes – the retailer is currently supporting TCD (Timestep Community Dance) – which aims to support physical and mental health. The Latham Lane Playgroup and, the 14th Batley Scout Group.
The Co-op’s Community Shopping Card is designed to make it easier for those who need to stay at home to pay for their essentials. Those instructed to stay home by Government can purchase or top up the card by calling 0800 029 4592 and then, friends families or volunteers can use this to do shopping in store.
While, contactless card payments limits have been increased to £45, making it easier, quicker and safer to buy items.
Jackson Mills, Co-op area manager, said: “We have had a great response – we are delighted to have the opportunity to make such a significant investment in the area. Co-op is committed to connecting communities and making a difference locally, and our aim is to operate at the heart of local life. The store has a great new look, and can now offer an increased range of products to meet the needs of our community, conveniently. We are looking forward to welcoming customers into their new-look Co-op”
The Co-op picked up the “Convenience Retailer of the Year” and “Food-to-go Retailer of the Year” titles at the latest Retail Industry Awards.
Students who are TOTUM cardholders – the new name for NUS extra – can pocket a 10% discount off groceries at the Co-op.
Co-op is owned by around 4.6M active Members, and alongside Food, it operates: Co-op Funeralcare, Insurance, Health and Legal Services.