Investment of almost £87,000 by Central England Co-op brings a brand-new look to Northamptonshire food store
Posted by james brindle | Published: 23/11/2021
A Central England Co-op shop in the Northamptonshire village of Moulton has been transformed with an investment of almost £87,000 giving a boost to the local community.
The food store in Stocks Hill, Moulton has received a makeover to give it a lighter, fresher feel and includes some exciting new features and ranges for locals to enjoy.
This follows other notable investments in the area in recent months, with almost £250,000 spent on transformations of stores across Kettering alone.
The community food store in Moulton has been undergoing the makeover in recent weeks with changes including:
- New product ranges to suit shoppers’ tastes
- Fantastic new food to go section with features such as brand-new Tango Ice Blast, Rollover Hot Dog and F’real Milkshake machines
- New self-checkout tills
- Refreshed signage and decoration inside
Store Manager Ryan Jordan said: “It’s very nice to see this investment in the store which has really brightened it up and given it a much fresher and more modern feel. The colleagues absolutely love it and it’s a big boost after a really tough 18 months.
“The feedback from our customers and members has been really positive – they have commented on how much more spacious it feels and they are happy with the new ranges and products we are now able to offer.
“I would like to thank our local community here for their continued support and for their patience while we brought our new look store to life, and I hope they agree with us that it’s been worth it.”
The Stocks Hill Food Store is open every day 7am-10pm. The store has a wide range of products from everyday necessities to something a little more special and also offers a lifesaving defibrillator, cash machine, Lottery, Collect Plus/Paypoint, an instore bakery and a customer car park, while it also now offers a home delivery service with shopping delivered via an eco-friendly electric van and click and collect.
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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 with interests in food, funeral, floral and property investment.
Owned by hundreds of thousands of members, its over 7,800 colleagues serve customers across 400 plus trading sites in 16 counties in the East and West Midlands, Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.
Its purpose is to inspire communities to create a sustainable Society for all.
It actively campaigns for the Government to increase sentencing for violent attacks on retail workers and works with FareShare Midlands and hundreds of food banks, generating enough food donations to create over 2.1 million meals for people in need.
The Society embraces inclusivity and equality and is a signed-up member to the Business in the Community (BITC) Race at Work Charter, while it is also fully committed to addressing the impact of climate change and is on track to be Carbon Neutral by 2030.
It invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities through its Community Dividend Fund scheme which has seen over £175,000 shared out between 116 good causes over the past 12 months.
Central England Co-op was named Leading Co-op of the Year by Co-operatives UK in 2021.
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