09 December 2022

Co-op has served-up a new food store in Taff’s Well, mid-Glamorgan, following an extensive programme of works to create an extended, purpose-built new store in the village.

The Co-op, which has served the village for over 100 years when the store was part of the Ynysybwl Co-operative Society, is now almost 1,000 sq ft larger, and launched on Friday, 9 December. It opens between 6:30am-10pm daily, and supports 16 local jobs.

The store includes a free ATM provide access to cash in the community; Costa coffee and bakery 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. Customer car parking will be developed in the new year.

Grocery delivery is available via Uber Eats to 'deliver' quick convenience in the community, along with the Click & Collect of groceries available 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.

Hywel Stevens, Co-op's Store Manager, said: “We have had a great response – we are delighted to have had the opportunity to create a new, purpose built 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. The store has a proud past stretching back over 100 years, and now an exciting future - 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