Central England Co-op reveals opening date and first look at new food store in Nottingham
Posted by James Brindle | 08/05/2020 | Category: Corporate
Central England Co-op can today reveal the launch date and a first look at its brand new community store in Nottingham.
The Society will officially open its new store, which forms part of the Charterpoint Group development in Wilmot Road, Beeston, on Friday, 15 May offering the local community food and essentials on their door step.
The store will feature a full range of products, a free water refill station, phone charging area, customer toilet and customer car park.
A food bank collection point will also be installed which will support the great work of the Hope Nottingham Food Bank as it continues to manage the increased demand caused by the Coronavirus outbreak.
In line with the latest Government guidance, the store will have a range of social distancing measures in place which customers will be asked to adhere to, as well as other measures designed to keep everyone safe such as checkout screens and gloves, visors and hand sanitiser for colleagues.
Wilmot Lane Central England Co-operative Store Manager Ashley Carter said: “We are delighted that we will finally be opening the doors and welcoming the community into our brand new store in Beeston.
“These are not the circumstances that we ever imagined launching this fantastic new store in, but we are looking forward to being there with the vital food and essentials locals need in these uncertain times and to being a part of a great community in Beeston.”
The pictures showcase how both the inside and the outside of the store have now been completed and are ready for thousands of products to be stacked onto the shelves ahead of the official opening.
The car park has been finished, special eco-friendly fridges and lighting have been installed to back up the retailer’s eco-friendly ethos and the store's kiosk is now in situ.
The Wilmot Lane Co-operative food store will be open from 7am to 10pm, Monday to Sunday.
The store will offer a wide range of products from everyday necessities to something a little more special.
This includes fresh fruit and vegetables, an in-store bakery offering breads and pastries, chilled beers and wines, fresh and frozen product, Irresistible product ranges, as well as a great selection of food to go.
It will also offer Lottery, Paypoint, Collect Plus and foreign currency, while a lifesaving defibrillator has also been installed.
Notes to editors
About Central England Co-operative
Central England Co-operative is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK with interests in food, funeral, floral, travel and property investment.
Co-operatives have always been there for their communities; they were formed to protect them and help them flourish.
Our 7,900 colleagues serving our Members and customers work hard to ensure that co-operative values, principles and spirit flow through everything we do to help support and improve our local communities.
Owned by hundreds of thousands of Members, we have over 430 trading outlets across 16 counties including West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.
We are proud of our reputation for ethical business practices and corporate responsibility.
We invest a percentage of our trading profit into local communities through our Community Dividend Fund scheme, have donated over £1.3 million to our corporate charity partner Dementia UK and also operate a pioneering food redistribution partnership with FareShare Midlands so unsold food goes to those in need.
Visit www.centralengland.coop for more information or follow us on Facebook or Twitter using @mycoopfood
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