New Co-op food store to open this week after refurbishment of former Costcutter

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 6 Nov 2018

A new Co-op food store will open its doors in North Lincolnshire this week.

The outlet, which has created three new jobs, will start trading in Market Place, in Barrow-Upon-Humber, on Friday, November 9.

It will trade in the former Costcutter unit, which closed last month to be refurbished under the Co-op brand.

The shop will include an in-store bakery and a Seattle's Best Coffee dispenser, along with a range of fresh, healthy foods, meal ideas, wines and essentials.

Simon Read, Co-op store manager, said: "We are delighted to have the opportunity to carry out such a significant investment in Barrow-Upon-Humber. Our ambition is to ensure that the store becomes a local hub, a real asset for the community.


The new Co-op store has led to three jobs being created

"Co-op is moving forward with a clear purpose and momentum. We are investing in our people, stores, products and prices and have the ambition for our stores to be at the heart of local life, bringing communities together and offering great quality products when and where shoppers need them."

The shop will also bring a funding boost to local organisations including Barton Carnival, Barton Junior Football Club and Goxhill Memorial Hall Bowling Club, through the Co-op membership scheme.

The scheme sees members receive a five per cent reward on the purchase of own-brand products and services, with a further one per ent donated to charities and good causes by the retailer.

Mr Read said: "We want customers to know that they can become a co-owner and member of their Co-op. Our members make a difference locally and simply by swiping their membership card when they shop with us, they are raising much needed funding for organisations who contribute to improving local life."

Students who hold an NUS card can claim a 10 per cent discount off their groceries, while various promotions will be on offer to mark the shop's opening.

The Co-operative Group had previously applied for permission to convert the Royal Oak pub in Barrow's Market Place into a food store.

But after opposition from villagers, the plans were turned down by North Lincolnshire Council and the pub continues to trade.



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