Co-op has served-up a new store to serve the community in Gower Road, Sketty, Swansea.
The 2,000 sq ft store will open between 7am-11pm daily, and run on 100% renewable electricity.
It includes a bakery, a free ATM, Amazon Lockers and Costa coffee express, alongside a focus on fresh, healthy produce, ready meals and pizzas, award-winning wines, free-from and vegan products, Fairtrade, food-to-go and, everyday essentials.
A click and collect service is available from the new store – making shopping quicker, easier and safer. While online home delivery is also available in the area through Co-op’s own online shop, coop.co.uk/shop
Students in Swansea who are TOTUM cardholders – the new name for NUS extra – can pocket a 10% discount off groceries at the Co-op.
Contactless card payment limits are increased to £45, making it easier, quicker and safer to shop.
Dawn Little, Co-op store manager, said: “It is very exciting to launch Co-op’s newest store, creating and safeguarding local jobs – and we are very much looking forward to serving the local community, and playing our part in local life. We have worked to develop the range, choice, products and services locally that will create a really compelling offer in the community.
“Co-op is committed to connecting communities and making a difference locally and so I also want customers to know that they can become a Member of the Co-op. In addition to unlocking additional value and personalised offers, our Members also make a difference to local causes, with Co-op now donating 2% to community causes every time a Member swipes their Membership card when buying own-branded products.”
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 provides a funding boost locally and saves shoppers money through its re-launched membership scheme. In addition to in-store offers, Members are rewarded with 2p in every pound they spend on Co-op branded products added to their own personal Membership account balance. The Co-op also donates a further 2% to community causes.
Co-op has around 4.6M active Members, and alongside Food, it operates: Co-op Funeralcare, Insurance, Health and Legal Services.