The Co-op is set to serve-up a new-look food store in Olney on Friday, following a million pound investment
The 7,000 sq. ft. food store, located in Stanley Court, Olney, has completed a major makeover and will bring a funding boost locally through its Membership scheme – Members receive a 5% reward on the purchase of own-brand products and services, with the Co-op donating a further 1% to local good causes which currently include: Olney Infant Academy; Olney Pre-School and, Friends of Olney Middle School.
Local good causes, charities and community groups can now apply to benefit from the Co-op’s Community Fund. Applications are invited from the local area up until April 8, 2018.
Paul Bradford, Co-op store manager, said: “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to carry out such a significant investment in Olney – and, we are really looking forward to welcoming members and customers back into their new-look Co-op. We would like to thank the community for its support during the works, we are proud to be part of the community, and our ambition is to ensure the store is a local hub, and a real asset for the community.”
Brian Pooley, Area Manager for the Co-op, said: “The Co-op is moving forward with a clear purpose and momentum. We are investing in our people, stores, products, prices and communities, and we have the ambition for our stores to be at the heart of local life - bringing communities together and offering our great quality products when and where shoppers need them. We also want customers to know that they can become a co-owner and member of their Co-op. And, that we are also giving back to the community.
"Our members make a difference locally, simply by swiping their membership card when they shop with us they are raising much needed funding for organisations in the area who contribute to improving local life.”
There are offers and promotions in and around the store to mark its re-launch on Friday, 23 March.
And, students in Olney holding a NUS extra card also receive a 10% discount off their groceries at the Co-op to support them during their studies.
Last month, the community retailer unveiled a £50M price investment programme to cut the cost of everyday essentials including fruit, vegetables, bread and ready meals, as well as household brand names.