Co-op to serve up new store in Fremington

01 October 2020

Leading convenience retailer, the Co-op, is set to serve-up a new food store in Fremington, on Thursday 1st October following a £250,000 investment that has created six new jobs for local people.

The new colleagues will join the existing team of 15 staff members who will continue to run the store as a Co-op under a franchise arrangement between Costcutter and Co-op.

Located on Higher Road, the store will be open to serve customers between 7am and 11pm daily and it will also run on 100% renewable electricity.

With an ATM and Costa coffee point, Fremington Co-op will focus on fresh heathy produce, award-winning wines, ready meals and pizzas, free-from and vegan products, Fairtrade, food-to-go and everyday essentials.

Students who are TOTUM cardholders can pocket a 10% discount off groceries and contactless card payment limits up to £45 will be accepted, making it easier, quicker and safer to shop.

The new Co-op will also provide a funding boost locally, giving back to causes in the area through its Membership scheme and it will also be looking to work with community partners as part of its Food Share scheme, which is designed not only to minimise food waste but also to share food with those most in need.

Co-op’s Peter Dobbin, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to make such a significant investment here in Fremington. Store manager Simon Casinelli and his team, which includes many familiar faces that regular customers will already recognise, are really looking forward to serving the community at the new look store. Co-op is committed to connecting communities and making a difference, and our aim is to operate at the heart of local life. We also want customers to know that they can become a Member of their Co-op, and make a difference every time they swipe their Membership card when buying own branded products.”

The Co-op picked up the “Convenience Retailer of the Year” and “Food-to-go Retailer of the Year” titles at the latest Retail Industry Awards.

Co-op is owned by around 4.6M active Members, and alongside Food, it operates: Co-op Funeralcare, Insurance, Health and Legal Services. More information about the Co-op is available by visitinghttps://www.coop.co.uk

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NOTES TO EDITORS – Fremington Co-op store is operating as a franchise as part a franchising deal between the Co-op and Costcutter Supermarkets Group.