Co-op to serve-up two new-look North Wales stores following £2.75M investment

20 September 2019

The Co-op is set to serve-up two new-look food stores in North Wales next week following a combined £2.75M investment supporting over 30 local jobs.

Its Petrol filling station in Abergele Road, Old Colwyn, re-launches on Thursday, 26 September, following a three month, £1M, overhaul of the site infrastructure and food store. The programme of works – which commenced in June – has seen replacement tanks, forecourt and canopy. It will include customer car parking, bakery, Costa coffee dispenser, hot food, food to go and a focus on fresh, healthy foods. It will open between 5am – 11pm daily.

Pic Canopy Coop

In Rhos-on-Sea, the Co-op has invested £1.75M to relocate to a larger site – also offering customer car parking, in-store bakery and Costa coffee – on Colwyn Avenue. The development has given a new lease of life to the former church hall which was disused and had fallen into a state of disrepair.

Both stores run on 100% renewable electricity, and bring a funding boost locally though the Co-op’s Membership scheme. Members receive a 5% reward when they purchase own-brand products and services, with the Co-op giving a further 1% to local causes.

In addition, Co-op offers a 10% discount off groceries to TOTUM cardholders (the new name for the NUS extra card) to support students during their studies.

Carl Pettersson, Co-op Area Manager, said: “We have been receiving a great response and reaction to the improvements. Both stores enable Co-op to better serve the community - we are delighted to have the opportunity to make further significant investment in North Wales. Our aim is for the stores to operate at the heart of local life - a community hub. Making a difference and creating value in their communities through job creation, support for local causes and backing for Welsh agriculture and local suppliers. The investment is a great way for the Co-op to mark its 175th anniversary year!”

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

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

There are offers and promotions in and around the stores to mark their opening.

Further information
Andrew Torr
Co-op Press Office
M: 07702505551
E: andrew.torr@coop.co.uk