Co-op serves-up newest Welsh store in Hirwaun

28 November 2018

Coop

The Co-op is serving-up its newest Welsh food store in Hirwaun following a £600,000 investment supporting 20 local jobs.

The store - which is around 3,000 sq.ft - will see the Co-op relocate from its former home in Tramway Road, Hirwaun, to a new purpose built development designed to better serve the community.

The new Co-op – opening on Thursday, 29 November - brings a funding boost for local causes through the Co-op’s Membership scheme – Members receive 5% reward when they swipe their Membership card when buying own brand products, with the Co-op donating a further 1% to local causes.

The new Co-op includes a Costa coffee dispenser and enhanced in-store bakery, alongside its range of fresh, healthy foods, hot food, food-to-go, meal ideas, award winning wines, and essentials.

There are offers and promotions in and around the new store to mark its launch. Also, students in Hirwaun holding the NUS extra (TOTUM) card receive a 10% discount off their groceries to support them during their studies.

Emma Morgan-Evans, Co-op Store Manager, said: “We are really looking forward to welcoming members and customers into their new store. We are delighted to have had the opportunity to carry out such a significant investment in Hirwaun – we have had a great response from customers, and we are confident they will be as wowed by the look of their new store as we are. It really will enable us to better serve the needs of our local community. We are proud to be part of the community, and are committed to ensuring our new store is a local hub, a real asset locally.”

Joseph Morris, Area Manager for the Co-op, said: “The Co-op is investing in products, people, prices, stores and communities and I am confident that our new store will enable us get closer to the needs of our Members and customers - what they need, when and where they need it. Connecting communities and bringing people together is at the core of the Co-op’s efforts, and we also want customers to know that they can become a co-owner and member of their Co-op. And, that we are also giving back to the community. Our members make a difference locally, simply by swiping their membership card when they shop with us they are raising much needed funding for organisations in the area who contribute to improving local life.”

Further information about the benefits of Co-op membership is available by visiting: http://www.coop.co.uk/membership/

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Further information
Andrew Torr
Co-op Press Office
M: 07702 505 551
E: andrew.torr@coop.co.uk