Nottinghamshire food store gets fresh new look with £100k makeover complete with artwork created by local schoolchildren

Posted by James Brindle | 11/08/2020 | Category: Corporate


A community food store in Nottinghamshire where colleagues have been going above and beyond to support locals during these uncertain times has been given a fresh new look following an investment of £100,000.

The Central England Co-op in Skegby Road, Kirkby-in-Ashfield has received a raft of updates to give it a fresher feel and a number of new ranges and features to boost its offering to the local community.

This follows the store’s colleagues working around the clock to ensure people across the community have continued to have access to vital food and essentials throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.

The refreshed store front includes brand new external signage, as well as a special piece of artwork created by Annesley Primary and Nursery School entitled ‘What Annesley Means to Me’.

The community food store has been undergoing a makeover in recent weeks with changes including:

  • A new Costa Coffee machine
  • A free water refill station installed
  • New external fascia
  • An updated product range to better reflect customers’ requirements
  • New internal signage and decoration
  • New LED lighting

Skegby Road Store Manager Jayne Hutsby said: “We are really happy with the changes to the store which have provided a fresher look and some great new features to offer our customers and Members.

“It is lovely of the children at Annesley Primary and Nursery School to provide artwork which we have proudly displayed on the front of the store and we hope they enjoy seeing it every time they visit.

“I would like to thank our customers and Members for their patience while the work has been taking place and we have already received some great feedback about the changes.

“It has also really given the team a well-deserved boost after they have worked tirelessly over the last few months to support the community.”

The Skegby Road Food Store is open every day 7am-10pm.

The store has a wide range of products from everyday necessities to something a little more special and also offers a free cash machine, Collect Plus/Paypoint, car park, Lottery and an instore bakery.


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