25 November 2022

Co-op has served-up a new-look store today (Friday, 25 November) in Pilgrims Hatch, Brentwood, following a near three month programme of works to extend and improve the store.

Located in Harewood Road, Pilgrims Hatch, the new-look store will open between 7am-10pm daily and supports 15 local jobs.

Post Office service are available at the store, along with customer car parking, a free ATM - to provide access to cash in the community; Fairtrade coffee dispenser - known as Ever Ground and, bakery goods. This sits alongside an enhanced range, choice and focus on fresh, healthy products; meal ideas; everyday essentials; food-to-go; chilled beers and award winning wines; ready meals and pizzas and, free-from; vegan and plant-based products – including Co-op’s exclusive vegan range, GRO.

For added ease and convenience, Deliveroo grocery delivery is available, along with the Click & Collect of groceries through Co-op’s own online shop, shop.coop.co.uk

A funding boost is provided locally through Co-op’s Membership programme. Membership of Co-op unlocks additional value through in-store offers and exclusive deals. It 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. In addition, Co-op also donates the same amount to local causes and community organisations.

Co-op’s soft plastic recycle unit is also available in store to enable the community to recycle ‘soft plastics’ including: crisp packets and bread bags, lids from ready meals and yogurt pots, biscuit wrappers and, pet food pouches – a move which also means that all Co-op’s own food packaging is recyclable. Compostable carrier bags are also available for shoppers who forget their reusable bags.

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

Laura Rimmer Co-op's Store Manager, said: “We have had a great response – the team is delighted to have had the opportunity to extend and improve the store to better service the community. It has a fantastic look and feel, and we are really looking forward to welcoming the community into their new-look 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 the community, conveniently.”

Co-op has more than 4M 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
Senior Press Officer, Co-op Press Office
M: 07702505551
E: andrew.torr@coop.co.uk

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