Central England Co-operative invests £108,000 in revamping Food Store in Derbyshire
Central England Co-operative has opened the doors to its refurbished Food Store in Ripley following a major investment.
The Maple Avenue store has been given a £108,000 makeover and customers will notice wider aisles for a better shopping experience, new environmentally-friendly fridges and improved ranges of beers, wines and spirits and snacks.
Store Manager Steve Lavender said: “Our team is excited about the improvements. The revamp looks fantastic and customers have already been making many positive comments about how it looks.
“I would like to thank our members and customers for their patience during the refurbishment and I hope they enjoy the changes as much as we do.
“All of us here at Maple Avenue Food Store are proud to be part of such a great community in Ripley and are looking forward to welcoming customers, new and old, to come and enjoy our Food Store.”
The Maple Avenue Food Store is open 6.30am to 10pm Monday to Sunday.
The store has a wide range of products from everyday necessities to something a little more special. The offer includes fresh and local fruit and vegetables, an instore bakery, chilled beers and wines, fresh and frozen produce and Irresistible product ranges. The store also offers a defibrillator, Food Bank collection, Paypoint, Lottery, free cash machine, Collect Plus, and parking.
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About Central England Co-operative
Central England Co-operative is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK.
It is a modern, forward-looking organisation employing over 8,000 staff, with the Society’s principal areas of activity being food, funeral services, travel shops, and property investment.
Central England Co-operative has over 400 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. The Society has an ambitious food store development programme for 2019.
Central England Co-operative is proud of its reputation for ethical business practices and corporate responsibility. It is a member of Business in the Community, the membership organisation that stands for responsible business, and has also won many business awards for excellence. The Society supports a number of charities including Dementia UK and invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities.
Becoming a member of Central England Co-operative offers a whole host of benefits ranging from collecting points every time you spend in store to earn a share of the profits, access to members activities and community initiatives including the Community Dividend Fund, which hands out grants of up to £5,000 to charities and good causes across the Society’s trading estate.
For more information visit www.centralengland.coop, follow Central England Co-operative on Twitter: @mycoopfood, and on Facebook: facebook.com/centralenglandcooperative
Rob Smyth and James Brindle at Central England Co-operative on 01543 421390