A community food store in Northamptonshire where colleagues have been going above and beyond to support locals during these uncertain times has been given a fresh new look following an investment of £156,000.
The Central England Co-op in High Street, Desborough has received a raft of updates to give it a fresher, lighter feel and to include a number of new ranges and features to boost its offering to the local community.
This follows the store’s colleagues working around the clock to ensure vulnerable people across the community have continued to have access to vital food and essentials through the Coronavirus pandemic.
The refreshed store front includes brand new external signage to give it a more modern, fresher look.
The community food store has been undergoing a makeover in recent weeks with changes including:
- All new energy saving fridges and freezers
- An updated product range to better reflect customers’ requirements and new features such as a brand new, top of the range Costa Coffee machine
- New internal signage and decoration including refreshed kiosk area
Store manager Rebecca Wilkinson said: “We have been so excited about the investment in the store after what has been a really challenging year.
“This has been my first store manager role and I started the Christmas before Covid-19 became a reality so it has been a really testing first year and to have this light at the end of the tunnel has been such a boost for us all and feels like a real pat on the back for a job well done.
“We have had a really good reaction so far from the community and I would like to thank everyone for their patience while the work has taken place it is really appreciated. We have had lots of interest in what has been going on and I hope they agree with us that it has all been worth it.”
The High Street Food Store is open every day Monday to Sunday 7am-10pm.
The store has a wide range of products from everyday necessities to something a little more special and also offers a cash machine, Collect Plus/Paypoint and Lottery.