Co-op to serve up new food store in Bolton-le-Sands

Leading convenience retailer, the Co-op, is set to serve up a new food store in Bolton-le-Sands next month after a £580,000 investment that has created 15 new jobs.

Wednesday, 26th August 2020, 3:30 pm
Updated Wednesday, 26th August 2020, 3:40 pm
A new Co-op is opening in Bolton-le-Sands.

Located on Bye Pass Road, the store will be open from September 11 and will serve customers between 7am and 10pm daily. It will also run on 100 per cent renewable electricity.

With a free ATM, bakery, hot food and Costa coffee point, Bolton-le-Sands Co-op will focus on fresh heathy produce, award-winning wines, ready meals and pizzas, free-from and vegan products, Fairtrade, food-to-go and everyday essentials.

Students who are TOTUM cardholders can pocket a 10 per cent discount off groceries and contactless card payment limits up to £45 will be accepted, making it easier, quicker and safer to shop.

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The new Co-op will also provide a funding boost locally, giving back to causes in the area through its membership scheme, where Members receive a five per cent reward on purchases of own brand products with the retailer donating a further 1% to community causes.

Bolton-le-Sands Co-op will also be looking to work community partners as part of its Food Share scheme, which is designed not only to minimise food waste but also to share food with those in need in the community, helping to alleviate food poverty and hunger.

Gary Redpath, Co-op’s area manager, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to make such a significant investment here in Bolton-le-Sands and the team is really looking forward to serving the community with a brand new store.

"Co-op is committed to connecting communities and making a difference, and our aim is to operate at the heart of local life. We also want customers to know that they can become a member of their Co-op, and make a difference every time they swipe their membership card when buying own branded products.”

The Co-op picked up the Convenience Retailer of the Year and Food-to-go Retailer of the Year titles at the latest Retail Industry Awards.

Co-op is owned by around 4.6m active members, and alongside Food, it operates Co-op Funeralcare, Insurance, Health and Legal Services.