Co-op serves-up a new, larger, convenience store in Redditch this week (Friday, 22, January) following a £750,000 investment which supports 17 local jobs.
The new 2,500 sq ft store on Evesham Road is around two-thirds larger than Co-op’s previous store which was located further down the road, with a larger back-of-shop area and warehousing to improve choice, range and availability.
Running on 100% electricity, the Co-op now opens between 6am-10pm daily, and created six new jobs by developing the new larger store.
The store includes customer car parking, a bakery, Amazon Lockers, John Lewis Click & Collect and Costa coffee express, alongside an improved 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 through Co-op’s own online shop – coop.co.uk/shop – makings hopping even quicker, easier and safer, and Co-op groceries picked from the local store are also available through the Deliveroo App.
Students in Redditch 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.
Pete Wainwright, Co-op store manager, said: “It is very exciting to launch a new Co-op store and create new jobs, the store has a fantastic new look, increased range and customer car parking – we are very much looking forward to serving the local community. We have worked to develop the range, choice, products and services locally that will create a really compelling offer in the community.”
Amy Guest, Co-op area manager, added: “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.