17 May 2022

Co-op is set to serve-up a new, improved and larger, convenience store later this week (Wednesday, 18, May) to serve the Almondbury community.

The Co-op will relocate to a new 3,000 sq ft store located in Northgate, Almondbury, which is more than double the size of its previous store in the village.

Almondbury’s new Co-op will run on 100% renewable electricity, and supports around 20 local jobs after creating upto eight new positions. It includes Amazon parcel collection, Deliveroo, a free ATM, and the Click & Collect of groceries through Co-op’s own online shop – shop.coop.co.uk – for added ease, speed and convenience.

The store also offers Co-op’s own-brand Fairtrade coffee dispenser – Ever Ground; a bakery; hot food, and an increased focus on fresh; healthy products; meal ideas; everyday essentials; food-to-go; award winning wines; ready meals; free-from; vegan and plant-based products – including Co-op’s exclusive vegan range, GRO.

A unit is also available to enable the community to recycle ‘soft plastics’ - including: crisp packets, bread bags, lids from ready meals and yogurt pots, biscuit wrappers and, pet food pouches. While, compostable carrier bags are also available for shoppers who forget their reusable bag.

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.

Nicola Taylor, Co-op’s Area Manager, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to create a new, improved and larger store to serve the community. Our aim is to operate at the heart of local life, and we are looking forward to welcoming the community into their new Co-op store. We have worked to develop the range, choice, products and added services to create a really compelling offer to serve Almondbury, conveniently.”

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

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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