Rugeley food store gets fresh new look with £165k makeover


A community food store in Rugeley 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 £165,000.

The Central England Co-op at the Peartree Shopping Centre in Queensway, Rugeley 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
  • New phone charging area with customer seating inside, as well as outdoor seating
  • New features such as a free hot and cold water refill station, brand-new Costa Coffee machine, Tango Ice Blast machine and much more
  • New internal signage and decoration including refreshed kiosk area

Store Manager Matt Jurkiewicz said: “The changes look really, really great and it is nice to have something brand new and shiny. The customers have been really excited about it and have been looking forward to seeing it all finished and I would like to thank everyone for their patience while the work has taken place.”

The Queensway 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, Lottery, instore bakery and a customer car park.