Lichfield food store gets fresh new look with £122k makeover after proving a lifeline to community

A community food store in Lichfield 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 £122,000.

The Curborough Road Central England Co-op 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 of the community food store includes brand new external signage to give it a more modern, fresher look.

Other changes include:

  • Installation of a new free hot and cold water refill station            
  • New internal signage and decoration
  • New Costa Coffee machine installed
  • Refurbished kiosk
  • Updated product range to better reflect customers’ requirements

Store Manager Lindsey Kearney said: “The team are really excited about the changes and we have already had some great feedback from customers and members which has been great to hear. The store looks a lot bigger and brighter.

“It has really given the team a well-deserved boost after they have worked tirelessly over the last few months to support the community.

“I would like to thank our customers and members for their patience while the work has been taking place and hope they enjoy the changes as much as we do.”

The Lichfield-based retailer’s investment in its Curborough Road store comes as it continues work on a £3 million revamp of its flagship Boley Park site in the city.

The Curborough Road Community 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 lifesaving defibrillator, cash machine, Collect Plus/Paypoint, car park, Lottery and an instore bakery.