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.

Monday, 2nd March 2020, 4:12 pm
Updated Monday, 2nd March 2020, 4:13 pm
Co-op staff celebrate the relaunch of their new 1.3m Co-op store with pupils from Bentham Community Primary School and Thomas Marshall, Chair of Bentham Town Council.

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.

Co-op staff celebrate the relaunch of their new 1.3m Co-op store. Area Manager Gary Redpath, Michelle Piper, Store Manager Angela Clarke, Sandra Jeffs, Ryce McCall, Phil Brayshaw, Sharon Sill, Matt McLoughlin, Ben Williams, Abbie Cockerton, Steve Robshaw.

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