Norfolk food store’s fresh new look after £82k makeover welcomed by colleagues and community

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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 £82,000.

The Central England Co-op in The Street, Brundall has received a raft of updates to give it a fresher, lighter feel and to include several new ranges and features to boost its offering to the local community.

This follows the store’s colleagues working around the clock to ensure people in the community it has served through the Coronavirus pandemic have continued to have access to vital food and essentials.

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

  • Improved food to go section with a new hot food offering and new features such as brand-new Tango Ice Blast and Costa Coffee machines
  • New internal signage and decoration
  • New external features such as outdoor seating and a bicycle repair station

Store manager Mandy Duruk said: “The whole team are really excited about the improvements to the store and particularly for our customers and the community in Brundall as a whole.

“We are delighted with the new additions to the store, particularly with the increased hot food to go and the new Tango Ice Blast and Costa Coffee machines, as well as the great, fresh new look inside.

“We have had really positive feedback to the changes so far from our customers, and I would like to thank the community for their patience while the work has been completed but I hope they agree with us that it has been worth it.”

The Brundall Food Store is open every day 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, Lottery, Collect Plus/Paypoint, instore bakery and a customer car park.