UK retail chain, The Co-operative, has announced that it will open two new food stores in Nottingham this summer, with a £2.25 million investment creating up to 30 new jobs.
The first store is due to open on Bramcote Lane, Chilwell, on Thursday, 28 June, while the second will open on University Boulevard, Beeston, in early September.
The community retailer said that both stores will have a focus on fresh, healthy, foods, meal ideas, food-to-go, and essentials.
'The heart of local life'
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to carry out such a significant investment in Nottingham - we are proud to be part of the community, and our ambition is to ensure all of our stores are a local hub, a real asset locally,” said Simon Taylor, Co-op area manager.
“We are investing in our people, stores, products, prices and communities – our aim is for stores to be at the heart of local life, bringing communities together and offering great quality products, when and where our members and customers need them.”
The new stores will have the Co-op’s Membership scheme, where members receive a 5% reward on the purchase of own-brand products and services. It will also offer students holding an NUS extra card a 10% discount off their grocery shop.
The Co-op also announced a £50 million price investment programme to cut the cost of everyday essentials including fruit, vegetables, bread, fresh meat and ready meals, as well as household brand names.
The UK retailer completed its acquisition of Nisa Retail Limited after the Competition and Markets Authority approved the acquisition in late April.
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