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Co-op invests £124.5k in new look Leicestershire store

A Central England Co-op shop in the Leicestershire village of Rothley has been transformed with an investment of £124.5k giving a boost to the local community.

The food store in Loughborough Road has received a makeover to give it a lighter, fresher feel and includes some exciting new features and ranges for locals to enjoy.

This follows other notable investments in the area in recent months, with over £900k spent on transformations of stores across Leicestershire and Rutland including in Leicester, Leicester Forest East, Quorn, Wigston, Lutterworth, Whitwick, Loughborough, Coalville and Oakham.

The Loughborough Road store team were joined by local charity Active Together and their mascot ‘Zoom’ who promotes the Daily Boost which aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day to mark the opening of the new-look store.

The community food store in Rothley has been undergoing the makeover in recent weeks with changes including:
• New product ranges to suit shoppers’ tastes
• Fantastic new food to go section with features such as brand-new Costa Coffee and Tango Ice Blast machines, as well as a new hot food unit
• New self-checkout tills
• Refreshed signage and decoration inside, as well as brand new customer toilet with baby change station
• New bicycle repair station, outdoor seating area, recycling bins and free water tap added outside

Store Manager Paul Stilling said, “The store has had a really big overhaul and we are absolutely delighted with how it has turned out. The new food to go area is a massive improvement and all together it’s really great offer for our shoppers.

“It has been a real boost and something nice for the team who have worked so hard during the last 18 months of the pandemic, it feels like a real reward. It feels like a brand-new store with a much larger entrance area as you walk in making it feel much more spacious and a more pleasant shopping experience.

“It has been lovely to hear such positive feedback from our great community who I would like to thank for their continued support and for their patience while we brought our new look store to life, and I hope they agree with us that it’s been worth it.”

The Loughborough Road Food Store is open every day 7am-10pm. The store has a wide range of products from everyday necessities to something a little more special and also offers a lifesaving defibrillator, cash machine, Lottery, Collect Plus/Paypoint, an instore bakery and a customer car park.