Nottinghamshire food store’s fresh new look after £83k makeover welcomed by colleagues and community

Posted by james brindle | Published: 16/08/2021

A community food store in Nottinghamshire where colleagues have been going above and beyond to support locals during these uncertain times has been given a fresh new look following an investment of over £83,000.

The Central England Co-op in Mansfield Road, Skegby has received a raft of updates to give it a fresher, lighter feel and to include several new ranges and features to boost its offering to the local community.

This follows other notable investments by the retailer in the area in recent months, including a brand new £1.85 million food store in Warsop which opened last month, and almost £300,000 spent on transformations of stores in Giltbrook, Jacksdale and Hucknall.

The Skegby community food store has been undergoing a makeover in recent weeks with changes including:

  • An updated product range to better reflect customers’ requirements including improved food to go and chilled alcohol sections
  • New features such as a brand-new Costa Coffee machine
  • New internal signage and decoration

Store Manager Emma Bonser said: “The team feel really inspired and excited to have had this significant investment in the store and it has been a real morale boost for everyone.

“The look and feel of the store is so much fresher and more modern and is a real point of difference now for the store. That has been shown by the really positive feedback from our customers who have been really happy with the extra space and ranges, and particularly the new food to go section with the addition of the Costa Coffee machine.

“I would like to thank the community for their patience while the work has been completed but I hope they agree with us that it has been worth it.”

The Mansfield Road Food Store is open Monday-Sunday 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, Collect Plus/Paypoint, Lottery, instore bakery and a customer car park.


Notes to editors

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.

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