Bromborough Co-op Launches Following £550,000 Investment
27 February 2018
The Co-op serves-up a new-look food store in Bromborough, Wirral, following a near £550,000 investment.
The Allport Road store completes a four week programme of works and creates three new jobs as it relaunches on Friday, 2 March, with an enhanced in-store bakery, and a focus on fresh, healthy foods, meal ideas, award winning wines and, essentials.
The store brings a funding boost locally through its Membership scheme – Members receive a 5% reward on the purchase of own-brand products and services, with the Co-op donating a further 1% to local good causes. Good causes benefitting from the Co-op’s membership scheme at the store include: Sue Vivor – stroke support; the Brighter Bebington community group and, Bebington Sea Scouts (Eastham).
Mark Dulson, Co-op Store Manager, said: “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to carry out such a significant investment in Bromborough – we are really looking forward to welcoming members and customers back into their new-look Co-op. We are proud to be part of the community, and our ambition is to ensure the store is a local hub, a real asset locally.”
Gary Williams, Area Manager for the Co-op, added:__ “The Co-op is moving forward with a clear purpose and momentum. We are investing in our people, stores, products, prices and communities – our ambition is for our stores to be at the heart of local life, bringing communities together and offering great quality products when and where shoppers need them. We also want customers to know that they can become a co-owner and member of their Co-op. And, that we are also giving back to the community. Our members make a difference locally, simply by swiping their membership card when they shop with us they are raising much needed funding for organisations in the area who contribute to improving local life.”
The retailer – which won the title of Convenience Retailer of the Year at last year’s Retail Industry Awards – last month unveiled a £50M price investment programme to cut the cost of everyday essentials including fruit, vegetables, bread, fresh meat and ready meals, as well as household brand names. There are offers and promotions in and around the store to mark its re-launch.
And, students in Bromborough holding a NUS extra card also receive a 10% discount off their groceries at the Co-op to support them during their studies.
Further information about the benefits of Co-op membership and, its local Community Fund – which is re-open for applications between 5 March and 8 April - is available by visiting: http://www.coop.co.uk/membership/
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