The Co-Operative To Open Three New Stores In London And Essex
UK retailer the Co-operative has announced that it is investing £2.2 million to open three new stores in Chelmsford, Walthamstow and Hornchurch.
In the greater London area, the new Chelmsford store will open on 31 August, while the Walthamstow store is set to start retailing the following week, on 7 September. The new outlet in Hornchurch, Essex, will launch on 14 September.
“We are delighted to have made such a significant investment in the Greater London and Essex area by opening three brand new stores," said Peter Batt, divisional managing director for the Co-op.
"The Co-op is moving forward with a clear purpose and momentum and our ambition is to establish all of our stores as a local hub, a real asset for the community."
The Co-op says that all three of the new stores will have a focus on fresh, healthy foods, meal ideas, and everyday essentials.
They will also take part in the retailer's new membership scheme, where customers can receive a 5% reward on purchase of Co-op private label products and services, with a further 1% going to local causes in the community.
"Our members have an opportunity to make a difference locally and by using their membership card when they shop with us they will raise much needed funding for organisations who contribute to improving local life,” said Batt.
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