Co-op opens new London store
31 July 2020
Co-op has served up its newest London store in Highgate, North London, following a £640,000 investment creating up to 20 local jobs.
The new convenience store – located in Archway Road – opens between 7am-11pm daily and runs on 100% renewable electricity.
The store includes an in-store bakery, Costa coffee and hot food alongside a focus on fresh, heathy produce, award winning wines, ready meals and pizzas, free-from and vegan products, Fairtrade, food-to-go and, everyday essentials.
Contactless card payment limits have been increased to £45, making it easier, quicker and safer to shop.
The Co-op also provides a funding boost locally and gives back to causes in the area through its Membership scheme, where Members receive a 5% reward on purchases of own brand products, and the retailer donates a further 1% to community causes.
The store’s Food Share scheme works to minimise food waste and make a difference locally, working with local not-for-profit organisations to share food with those in need in the community.
While the Co-op’s Community Shopping Card makes it easier for those self-isolating or who have been instructed to stay at home to shop and pay for their essentials - cards can be purchased or topped-up by calling 0800 029 4592, enabling friends, families or volunteers to shop on their behalf in store.
Dinesh Patel, Co-op Store Manager, said: “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to make such a significant investment to serve the community. Co-op is committed to connecting communities and making a difference locally, and our aim is to operate at the heart of local life. We also want customers to know that they can become a Member of their Co-op, and make a difference every time they swipe their Membership card when buying own branded products.”
The Co-op picked up the “Convenience Retailer of the Year” and “Food-to-go Retailer of the Year” titles at the latest Retail Industry Awards.
Students who are TOTUM cardholders - the new name for NUS extra – can pocket a 10% discount off groceries at the Co-op.
Co-op is owned by around 4.6M active Members, and alongside Food, it operates: Co-op Funeralcare, Insurance, Health and Legal Services.
More information about the Co-op is available by visiting https://www.coop.co.uk
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