Norfolk food store gets fresh new look with £147,000 makeover

A community food store in Norfolk 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 £147,000.

The Central England Co-op in Holt Road, Cromer, 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.

Store Manager Brad Tuckfield and his colleagues have been doing everything from increasing donations to the local food bank to packing and delivering emergency food parcels to those who were self-isolating during lockdown.

The community food store has been undergoing a makeover in recent weeks with changes including:

  • A new Costa Coffee machine
  • New energy efficient refrigeration technologies and LED lighting to minimise environmental impact
  • An updated product range to better reflect customers’ requirements, including a new chilled wine and beer section
  • New internal signage and decoration

Brad said: “We are delighted with the changes to the store which have provided a fresher and brighter feel. I would like to thank our customers and Members for their patience while the work has been taking place and we have already received some great feedback about the changes.

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

The Holt Road Food Store is open every day Monday to Friday 8am-9pm, Saturday 8am to 8pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm.