£309,000 invested in new-look Grantham Co-op store

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The Co-operative Food store in Grantham is being transformed with a £309,000 investment.

The Dysart Road store is being given a completely new look and will open on Thursday, September 11.

A focus is being made on meal ideas, essentials and healthy, fresh foods. The in-store bakery will be larger and there will be extended ranges of fresh produce, ready meals and pizzas. Staff at the store are receiving additional training to enable them to provide expert advice.

The Co-operative says it has also launched a commitment to “Fair and Square Pricing”, lowering prices on hundreds of everyday essentials such as bread, milk and bacon.

Store Manager Stuart Wallis said: “I’m excited about welcoming shoppers into the new store. The transformation will be amazing, and I’m sure our customers will enjoy shopping in the new environment, which will provide them with a convenient location to pick up everything they need to create inspirational and tasty meals.

“The Co-operative is a community retailer, and we are committed to playing an active role in local life, embracing the area’s community spirit. The store will be a hub for the local community, and customers will be able to find out what is going on locally, and learn more about how The Co-operative’s Community Fund can benefit local groups.”

The store has a “community pioneer”, Shirley Kennedy, appointed as part of a new programme that sees a member of the store team with an additional remit to foster a strong involvement in community activity, from volunteering opportunities to helping develop solutions to meet local needs.

The store is currently closed to allow for refurbishment work to be carried out.