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The Co-Operative Invests In New Stores In Leicester

Published on Sep 18 2017 3:13 PM in Retail tagged: UK Retail / Co-op / The Co-operative

The Co-Operative Invests In New Stores In Leicester

UK retailer The Co-operative has announced the opening of two food stores in Leicester, following an investment of £1.2 million.

The first store, located in Whetstone, will be launched on 21 of September, followed by a second outlet on 5 October, following the refurbishment of the Gables Hotel site.

Both stores will support good causes in the local community, thanks to a scheme that allows members to receive a 5% reward on the purchase of own-branded products and services, with a further 1% benefitting local good causes.

The stores’ main focus is on fresh, healthy food, as well as wine and essentials. Each will also provide car parking and a Costa coffee dispenser for customers.

“Our ambition is to establish our stores as […] a real asset for the community”, said Co-op area manager Simon Taylor.  “As a community retailer and a co-operative we give back to our communities, and our Members can make a difference every time they shop with us."

The Co-operative, which opened more than 100 stores in UK last year, is seeking to open a similar number this year.

© 2017 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Francesca Volpe. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine.


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