Co-op opened a new-look convenience store in Prudhoe yesterday (Thursday 29 April) following a £1.7m investment which will support 36 jobs in the local community.
The new 12,000 sq ft store on Oakfield Terrace will run on 100% renewable electricity, opening between 8am-10pm Monday-Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sundays.
The store includes customer car parking and a bakery alongside an improved focus on fresh, healthy produce, a Costa Coffee machine and John Lewis Click & Collect.
Hot food, ready meals and pizzas, award-winning wines, free-from and vegan products, Fairtrade, food-to-go and, everyday essentials are also widely available.
Students in Prudhoe who are TOTUM cardholders can pocket a 10% discount off groceries at the Co-op.
New self-service check outs have been installed to offer a more flexible offer and contactless card payment limits are increased to £45.
An online click and collect and home delivery service is also available through Co-op’s own online shop – coop.co.uk/shop make it easier, quicker and safer to shop.
Iain Watt, Co-op store manager, said: “We’re really excited to have launched the new Co-op store in Prudhoe. The reception we’ve received from locals has already been so heart-warming! The store has a fantastic modern look and increased range – we are very much looking forward to serving the local community.
Steff Martin, Co-op regional manager, added: “Co-op is committed to connecting communities and making a difference locally, we have worked to develop the range, choice, products and services that will create a really compelling offer in the area.”