The convenience store chain has opened three new stores in the Worcester area during a two-week period, creating up to 30 jobs.
An extensive programme of works saw the Co-op launch a new store in Station Road, Honeybourne last week with the £650,000 investment creating 12 jobs.
While on Friday (6 April), the Co-op’s 8,500 sq ft store re-opens in Pershore’s Racecourse Road following a £1.1m makeover to transform the store for the community.
The two stores follow the opening at the end of last month of another new store in Barker Street, Worcester.
Jon Bottomley, area manager for the Co-op’s convenience stores, said: “We have had a great response, and are delighted to have had the opportunity to carry out such a significant investment in and around Worcester – colleagues are really looking forward to welcoming members and customers into their new Co-op stores.
“We are proud to be part of the community, and our ambition is to ensure that all of our stores become a local hub, a real asset for the local community.”
Guy Wimhurst, regional manager for the Co-op’s large store formats, added: “As a community retailer the Co-op is moving forward with a clear purpose and momentum.
“We are investing in our people, stores, products, prices and communities – our ambition is 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.
“We also want our customers to know that they can become a member of their Co-op. And, that we are also giving back to the local community.
“Our members make a difference locally, simply by swiping their membership card when they shop with us they are raising much needed funding for organisations in the area who contribute to improving local life.”
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