04 February 2022

Co-op has served-up a new-look, larger, store today (Friday, 04, February) to serve the Hamble community following a five month programme of works and improvements.

The new-look extended store – located in Coronation Parade – is powered by 100% renewable electricity, and includes a recycle unit for ‘soft plastics’ which ensures all of Co-op’s own food packing is recyclable, providing a disposal route for materials 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. It also offers compostable carrier bags instead of single-use plastic bags for shoppers who forget their reusable bags.

Opening between 6am-10pm daily, the store includes a bakery, hot food and Costa coffee dispenser alongside an increased focus on 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.

The click & collect and delivery of groceries is available through Co-op’s own online shop – coop.co.uk/shop

A funding boost is 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 Hampshire who are TOTUM cardholders – the new name for NUS extra – also receive a 10% discount at the Co-op.

Daniel Barnes, Co-op Store Manager, said: “We have had a great response, the community tell us that they love the improvements and extended range and choice. We are delighted to have had the opportunity to improve and extend our store to better serve the community, it has a great look and feel. We have worked to develop the range, choice, products and added services to create a really compelling offer to serve our community, conveniently, and our aim is to operate at the heart of local life.”

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

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

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