14 April 2022
Co-op serves-up a new-look, extended, store to serve the Corringham community following a six month programme of works and improvements.
The new-look Co-op store - located in Gardner Avenue, Corringham (Essex) - is powered by 100% renewable electricity and supports 12 local jobs.
Opening between 6am-10pm daily, the store includes free ATM, and the Click & Collect of groceries through Co-op’s own online shop – coop.co.uk/shop – for added ease, speed and convenience. The store has also benefitted from enhanced and extended back of shop facilities and storage to better serve the community.
The new-look, near 2,400 sq ft store, also offers a Fairtrade coffee dispenser, bakery, hot food and an enhanced range of fresh, healthy products, meal ideas, food-to-go, award winning wines, ready meals and pizzas, free-from, vegan and plant-based products and, everyday essentials.
Corringham’s Co-op also includes a recycle unit for ‘soft plastics’ which are unlikely to be collected by local councils, including: crisp packets, bread bags, lids from ready meals and yogurt pots, biscuit wrappers and, pet food pouches. And, compostable carrier bags for shoppers who forget their reusable bags.
A funding boost is also provided locally through Co-op’s Membership programme. Membership of the Co-op unlocks additional value through in-store offers, and sees Members rewarded with 2p in every pound they spend on Co-op branded products which is added to their own personal Membership account balance. The Co-op also donates the same amount to local causes and community organisations.
Students in Corringham who are TOTUM cardholders – the new name for NUS extra – also receive a 10% discount at the Co-op.
Daniel Bloomfield, Co-op Store Manager, said: “We have had a great response – we are delighted to have had the opportunity to carry out such a significant programme of works and improvements, the store really has a great new look and feel. We are looking forward to welcoming the community back into their Co-op. Our aim is to operate at the heart of local life and, we have worked to develop the range, choice, products and added services to create a really compelling offer to serve our community, conveniently.”
Co-op has around 4.6M active Members, and alongside Food, it operates: Co-op Funeralcare, Insurance and Legal Services.
More information about the benefits of Co-op Membership is available by visiting https://www.coop.co.uk/membership
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