Co-op is set to serve-up its newest food store in North Wales this week (Friday, 3, December) in Penmaenmawr, following a £650,000 investment which has created 13 local jobs.
The 2,500 sq ft store is powered by 100% renewable electricity, and is located on Bangor Road.
The community’s new Co-op store opens between 7am-11pm daily and, includes customer car parking, a bakery, free ATM, hot food and Fairtrade coffee dispenser, alongside a focus on fresh, healthy products, meal ideas, food-to-go, award winning wines, ready meals and pizzas, free-from, vegan and plant-based products and, everyday essentials..
A funding boost is provided locally through Co-op’s Membership programme. Membership of the Co-op unlocks additional value through in-store offers, and sees Members rewarded with 2p in every pound they spend on Co-op branded products which is added to their own personal Membership account balance. The Co-op also donates the same amount to local causes.
Students in Penmaenmawr who are TOTUM cardholders – the new name for NUS extra – also receive a 10% discount at the Co-op.
The Co-op also includes a recycle unit for ‘soft plastics’ which ensures all of Co-op’s own food packing is easy-to-recycle either via kerbside collection at home, or through this accessible disposal route for materials which are unlikely to be collected by UK councils – including: crisp packets, bread bags, single-use carrier bags and bags-for-life, lids from ready meals and yogurt pots, biscuit wrappers and pet-food pouches.
Joanne Jones, Co-op Store Manager, said: “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to launch Co-op’s newest store – we are really looking forward to serving and, playing our part in local community life. We have worked to develop the range, choice, products and services to create a really compelling offer to serve the community, conveniently.”
Robert Gainey, Co-op’s Area Manager, added: “Co-op is committed to connecting communities and making a difference locally, and our aim is to operate 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 for themselves, Co-op donates 2p in every pound to community causes when Members swipe their Membership card when buying own-branded products, so by shopping at the Co-op our Members are helping to make good things happen in their community.”