Co-op serves-up four new-look petrol stations in a week

17 October 2020

Co-op has served-up four new-look petrol filling stations with enhanced food stores in a week following a £3M programme of works and improvements.
The retailer has overhauled the infrastructure of its petrol filling station located in High Street, Harborne, and extended the food store on site by almost one-third to approaching 3,000 sq ft to create a new-look, spacious, store with a compelling offer to serve the community.

The Harborne store re-opened today (Friday, 16 October) following a £1.5M programme of works which commenced in early June. It includes Amazon Lockers, hot food, a bakery, Costa coffee express and customer car parking alongside a focus on fresh, healthy produce, award winning wines, ready meals and pizzas, free-from and vegan products, Fairtrade, food-to-go and, everyday essentials. It opens between 6am-11pm daily, and groceries are also available through Deliveroo, with Co-op the most widely available supermarket on the Deliveroo App.

The extended Harborne site is part of a programme of works which has seen the convenience retailer create over 45,000 sq ft of extra retail space over the last four years from extending stores on petrol filling station sites.

Other petrol filling stations to re-open this week are in Worksop Road, Aston (Sheffield) which will now be open from 6am-11pm daily to serve the community. A new-look store and filling station in Horbury Road, Lupset (Wakefield), and Co-op’s site in Middlesbrough Road, Guisborough, which has created five new jobs and now opens 24 hours a day.

Eddie Jenkinson, National Fuels Manager, Co-op, said: “The sites all have a great new look and we have worked to develop the range, choice, products and services locally that will create a really compelling offer to serve the community with its fuel and grocery needs, conveniently.

“We are committed to connecting communities and making a difference locally, and to operating at the heart of local life. That is why we also want customers to know that they can become a Member of the Co-op, and in addition to unlocking extra value and personalised offers, they can make a difference to local causes every time they swipe their Membership card when buying own branded products.”

Co-op provides a funding boost locally and saves shoppers money through its re-launched membership scheme. In addition to personalised offers and exclusive in-store deals, Members are rewarded with 2p in every pound they spend on Co-op branded products added to their Membership account balance. The retailer also shares a further 2% with community causes - double what it had shared before. As well as unlocking extra value in food stores, Members are eligible for discounts across the Co-op, with savings also made on funerals, insurance policies and legal products and services.

Students who are TOTUM cardholders - the new name for NUS extra – can pocket a 10% discount off groceries at the Co-op.

Contactless card payment limits are increased to £45, making it easier, quicker and safer to shop.

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, neighbours or volunteers to shop on their behalf in store.

While the store’s Food Share scheme works to minimise food waste and make a difference locally by supporting local not-for-profit organisations who work to tackle food insecurity in communities.

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
Further information:
Contact Andrew Torr or Aimi McNeill @ Co-op Press Office

Andrew Torr
Co-op Press Office
M: 07702505551
E: andrew.torr@coop.co.uk

Aimi McNeill
Co-op Press Office
M: 07739657585 E: aimi.mcneill@coop.co.uk