New-look Grantham Co-op store opens today after £380,000 refit

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A new-look Co-operative Food store has reopened today in Grantham following a £380,000 refit.

The Princess Drive store has been given a completely new look which the company says will turn it into a hub for the local community as well as a place to pick up everything shoppers need to create inspirational meals. The new-look store reopened today (Thursday).

As part of the refurbisment, the in-store bakery has been enlarged 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 and to help inspire customers with meal ideas.

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

Store manager Steve Barnes said: “I’m excited about welcoming shoppers into the new store. The transformation is 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 about how The Co-operative can benefit local groups.”

The store has a ‘community pioneer’, Della Wollerton, 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.