Co-op invests £35,000 on revamping store in Derby

Central England Co-operative has opened the doors to its refurbished Food Store in Allestree following a major investment.

The Blenheim Drive store has been given a £35,000 makeover to provide its members and customers with an improved shopping experience.

The transformation has allowed for a range of improvements including full redecoration, an increased chilled snacking offer, merchandising updates and upgraded kiosks.

A spokesman for Central England Co-op said: “Our team has been so excited. The revamp looks fantastic and already customers have been making many positive comments about how it looks.

“We would like to thank our members and customers for their patience during the refurbishment and we hope they enjoy the changes as much as we do.

“Everyone at the Blenheim Drive Food Store are proud to be part of such a great community in Allestree and are looking forward to welcoming customers, new and old, to come and enjoy the revamped Food Store.”

The Food Store is open 7am to 10pm Monday to Saturday and 8am to 10pm on 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 product and Irresistible product ranges.

The store also offers a Food Bank collection point, 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, 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 2018.


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.

Find out how to become a Central England Co-operative member by calling 0800 0501 601, emailing or visiting


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Rob Smyth / Heather Clapton at Central England Co-operative on 01543 414140


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