Co-op brings special pop-up shop to Ashbourne Market

Central England Co-op is giving shoppers a sneak peek of its brand new store in Ashbourne by launching a special pop-up shop in the town to showcase its great range of products.

The retailer is set to open its new site, based in Blenheim Road, later this year and in the run up to the launch will be part of Ashbourne Market on Saturday, 22 September and Saturday, 13 October with a special shop.

New colleagues will be on hand to introduce themselves and tell people all about the new store.

The pop-up shop will also feature a range of different products that will be on sale in the new store to try as well as samples from several local producers' that will also be hitting the shelves.

Adam Waudby, Operations Manager for the area, said: “We are now getting very close to our official opening date and we cannot wait for the people of Ashbourne to see the brand new store.

“However, in the meantime, we are hosting a special pop-up shop at Ashbourne Market to introduce ourselves to the community and to showcase some of the great products that we will have on offer in store.

“I would urge everyone to come along on September 22 and October 13 to come and say hello, meet the team, taste some great food and find out all about the exciting plans we have for our new store in the town.”

The new convenience store will offer shoppers an expansive range of products and will be fitted out with pioneering new energy efficient refrigeration technologies to minimise environmental impact, LED lighting and a lifesaving defibrillator.

The new Food Store is set to open towards the end of October and is part of a major investment by the retailer in the area. It will create 22 new jobs for the area.

Central England Co-op will continue to operate its Ashbourne Supermarket, based in the Shawcroft Centre, alongside its new Blenheim Road Food Store.