Co-operative's £680,000 investment in Farnborough hits the right note

23 July 2013

A fanfare from Farnborough Concert Band officially launched the town’s new £680,000 Co-operative Food store on Thursday 18 July. Pupils from St Mark’s C of E Primary School also took on star status as they performed the ribbon cutting ceremony with store manager, Sherriff Nyabally.

The store has relocated from smaller premises on Queens Road to the more modern site on the same street. All 23 members of staff from the old store have transferred across to the new site and the move has also created six new jobs for the area.

The store has been designed around an appreciation of good food, wine and modern cuisine. Alongside an increased range of products from The Co-operative’s

Sherriff Nyabally, Manager of The Co-operative Food store said: “Farnborough residents are passionate about their food and our new-look Co-operative Food store certainly reflects this. The store is packed with modern and interesting meal ideas that, while quick, easy and great value, are sure to impress.

“We were delighted that our local primary school and community band could join us on our special day – they certainly helped us to get things off on the right note.”

The store is open seven days a week from 7am until 10pm. For added customer convenience, the store also has a Co-operative Bank cash machine.

Additional Information:

The Co-operative Group is the UK’s largest mutual business, owned not by private shareholders but by over seven million consumers.  It is the UK’s fifth biggest food retailer and a major financial services provider, operating The Co-operative Bank and The Co-operative Insurance. Among its other businesses are the number one funeral services provider, the third largest pharmacy chain and one of Britain’s largest farming operations. As well as having clear financial and operational objectives, the Group has also set out its social and sustainability goals in its groundbreaking Ethical Plan, which specifies over 50 commitments in these areas.

The Group operates 4,800 retail trading outlets, employs more than 100,000 people and has an annual turnover of more than £13bn.  Further information is available at

Contact Information:

Pamela Wood                                                                                   
Senior PR Officer
The Co-operative Group
Tel: 07834 090 409