Bentham supermarket re-opens after £1.3m investment creating four new jobs
The Co-op in High Bentham features an extra 1,400sqft of space and runs on 100 per cent renewable energy.
The convenience store, in Main Street, also features new self-service tills, an in-store bakery and a cash machine.
The revamped Co-op will also bring a funding boost for local good causes through the Co-op’s Membership scheme – Members receive a 5 per cent reward when they swipe their card when buying own-branded products, and the Co-op donates a further 1 per cent to local good causes.
In November, the latest pay out saw more than 4,000 UK community causes share in £17m.
Students in the area holding a TOTUM card (the new name for NUS extra) can also pocket a 10 per cent discount off their groceries at the Co-op.
Gary Redpath, Co-op area manager, said: “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to make such a significant investment in our High Bentham store which will help us to better serve the needs of the local community.
“It will have a great new look and bigger range and the team is looking forward to welcoming customers back into the store.
“We also want customers to know that they can become a co-owner and member of their Co-op – our Members help us to make a difference locally, raising money for local causes simply by swiping their Membership card when they shop with us.“
Co-op is owned by around 4.6 million active Members, and alongside food, it operates Co-op Funeralcare, Insurance, Health and Legal services.
More information about the benefits of Co-op Membership is available by visiting https://www.coop.co.uk/membership