Co-op is set to re-open its Holmer Road, Hereford, petrol filling station and store this week (Friday, 20 November) following a £1.7Million programme of works to overhaul the fuel infrastructure and build a new, larger, food store.
The investment in the Co-op’s A49 24-hour site – which supports 25 local jobs – has seen new fuel tanks, pumps, canopy and forecourt layout, while the store’s retail space has almost trebled in size to over 2,900 sq. ft. to create a compelling convenience offer.
The new-look store now includes: Amazon Lockers, customer car parking, Costa coffee express and, in-store bakery, 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.
Craig Emery, Co-op area manager, said: “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to make such a significant investment in our Holmer Road store – we have undertaken an extensive programme of works to enhance the fuel and food offer locally – the store really does have a great look, format and feel. We have worked to develop the range, choice, products and services that will create a really compelling offer locally, and I am confident the improvements will enable Co-op to better serve the community.
“Co-op is committed to connecting communities and making a difference locally, and to operating at the heart of local life. That is why we 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 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.”