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Lampeter Co-op relaunches following £1.5M Investment

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The Co-op is set to serve-up a new-look food store in Lampeter this week (Thursday, 12 March) following a £1.5M, eight week, programme of works to transform the store.

The 14,500 sq ft store, which is located in Lower Bridge Street, supports 36 local jobs – including five new colleagues recruited – and runs on 100% renewable electricity.

It includes customer car parking, a Post Office, bakery and a free ATM alongside its focus on fresh, healthy products, food-to-go, Fairtrade products, hot food, award winning wines and, the Co-op’s exclusive new vegan brand, GRO.

The Co-op also provides a funding boost for local causes through its Membership scheme. Members receive a 5% reward on purchases of own brand products, and the retailer donates a further 1% to community causes. Last November the retailer shared £17M with over 4,000 community groups UK-wide.

In addition, students who are TOTUM cardholders – the new name for NUS extra – can pocket a 10% discount off groceries at the Co-op.

Lee Jones, Co-op Store Manager, said: “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to make such a significant investment in Lampeter – the store has a great new look, and we are confident that the investment and improvements really will enable Co-op to enhance its choice and range and, better serve our community.

“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 want to let customers know that they can become a Member of their Co-op, and they can make a difference to local causes every time they swipe their Membership card when buying own branded products and services. We have received great feedback, the investment has transformed the store’s look and range, and we are looking forward to welcoming Members and customers into their Co-op now that works have concluded.”

The Co-op picked up the “Convenience Retailer of the Year” and “Food-to-go Retailer of the Year” titles at the latest Retail Industry Awards.

Co-op is owned by around 4.6M active Members, and alongside Food, it operates: Co-op Funeralcare, Insurance, Health and Legal Services.

More information about the Co-op is available by visiting https://www.coop.co.uk

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