£635k Preston Co-op opens

Co-op has served up a new food store in Preston following a £635k investment that has created 12 jobs for local people.

The Garstang Road store runs on 100% renewable electricity and includes customer car parking, an in-store bakery and Seattle Coffee alongside a focus on fresh, healthy produce, ready meals and pizzas, free-from and vegan products, Fairtrade, food-to-go and everyday essentials.

Stephen Biss, Co-op Store Manager, said, “We have had a great response – we are delighted to have had the opportunity to make such a significant investment in Preston and look forward to serving our community.

'The store has a great look and feel, and we have worked to develop the range, choice, products and services locally that will create a really compelling offer and enable the store team to serve the community quickly, easily, safely and, conveniently.”

Alex Price, Co-op Area Manager, added, “We are committed to connecting communities and making a difference locally, and to operating at the heart of local life. We also want customers to know that they can become a Member of the Co-op.

'In addition to unlocking additional value and personalised offers, our Members make a difference to local causes, with Co-op now donating 2% to community causes every time a Member swipes their Membership card when buying own branded products.”