THE Co-op has served-up its latest food store in Newark, following a £500,000 investment
THE Co-op has served-up its latest food store in Newark following a more than £500,000 investment and creating up to 15 local jobs.
The near 2,500 sq ft. store launched on Friday, and brings a funding boost through the Co-op’s Membership scheme — members receive a 5% reward on the purchase of own-brand products and services, with Co-op donating a further 1% to local causes.
The store — located in Beacon Hill Road — includes customer car parking and a bakery, along with a Costa coffee dispenser and focus on fresh, healthy foods, food to go, meal ideas, award winning wines and, essentials.
The community retailer also offers a 10% discount to students holding the NUS extra (TOTUM) card to support them during their studies.
Phil Cooper, co-op area manager, said: “We have had a great response, and are delighted to have had the opportunity to make such a significant investment in Newark — the store has a great look and range in order to enable the Co-op to serve the needs of the local community. It’s all about getting closer to our members and customers, providing what they want, need and care about, conveniently.
“We also want customers to know that they can become a co-owner and member of their Co-op, and that the Co-op gives back to its Members and the community — our members help us to make a difference locally, raising money for local causes simply by swiping their Membership card when they shop with us."
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