Co-op reveals opening date of new store in Ashbourne
Central England Co-operative has now revealed the launch date of its brand new Food Store in Ashbourne.
The Society will officially open its new store in Blenheim Road at 9am on Friday, October 26, with a special ribbon cutting ceremony involving local schoolchildren and charities.
Blenheim Road Central England Co-operative Store Manager Ben Wingfield said: “This is a very exciting time for everyone in the team and preparations for the big day are well under way.
“Please come and join us at 9am on Friday, Friday, October 26, see us cut the ribbon and take a look around our brand new store.
“There will be a great buzz on opening day and to celebrate the food store launch we will have plenty of special opening offers, we will be talking to customers about membership and how we can support in the local community. We look forward to seeing you there.”
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 Blenheim Road Co-operative food store is open from 7am to 10pm, Monday to Sunday.
The store offers a wide range of products from everyday necessities to something a little more special.
This includes fresh and fruit and vegetables, an in-store bakery offering breads and pastries, chilled beers and wines, fresh and frozen product, Irresistible product ranges, and a great selection of food to go.
It also offers Paypoint, Collect Plus, foreign currency, a free car park and a free cash machine.
The new Food Store is part of a major investment by the retailer in the area and will create 22 new jobs in total.
Central England Co-op will continue to operate its Ashbourne Supermarket, based in the Shawcroft Centre, alongside its new Blenheim Road Food Store.
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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 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.
For more information visit www.centralengland.coop, follow Central England Co-operative on Twitter: @mycoopfood, and on Facebook: facebook.com/centralenglandcooperative
Rob Smyth at Central England Co-operative on 01543 414140