Central England Co-Operative Is Getting Ready To Open New Ashby Food Store With Golden Ticket Giveaway

Central England Co-operative is currently putting the finishing touches to a new Food Store in Ashby – and is getting set to hand out special golden tickets to 50 lucky customers on launch day.

The Society will officially open its new store in School Lane, at 9am on Friday, 24 August, with a special ribbon cutting ceremony

The first 50 shoppers to head through the doors will be handed a golden ticket with which they could win a variety of prizes including everything from a 49” Smart LED TV or a Bluetooth speaker to Co-operative gift vouchers or Irresistible Fairtrade chocolate bars.

School Lane Central England Co-operative Store Manager Rhianne McLean said: “This is a very exciting time for everyone in the team and preparations for the big day are well under way.

“Please come and join us at 9am on Friday, 24 August, and you could be one of the 50 lucky customers to receive a golden ticket.

“There will be a great buzz on opening day and to celebrate the Food Store launch we will have plenty of special opening offers, we will be talking to customers about membership and how we can support in the local community. We look forward to seeing you there.”

The new food store will provide a wide range of products and services to meet the needs of the local community. Fixtures and fittings include the latest in energy efficient refrigeration and LED lighting.

The Ashby Co-operative Food Store will be open from 7am – 10pm every day. The store will offer a wide range of products from everyday necessities to something a little more special. The store offer includes: fresh and local fruit and vegetables, an in-store bakery offering breads and pastries, chilled beers and wines, fresh and frozen product, Irresistible product ranges, Costa Coffee, and a great selection of food to go.

The store will also offer NUS Extra, Paypoint, Collect Plus, foreign currency, a free car park, a free cash machine and a lifesaving defibrillator.


Notes to editors

Members of the press are invited to attend the opening to take pictures or video and interview any potential winners with their permission.

If you are unable to attend, we will be supplying details of all winners and pictures from the event following the opening.


About Central England Co-operative

Central England Co-operative is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK. 

It is a modern, forward-looking organisation employing over 8,000 staff, with the Society’s principal areas of activity being food, funeral services, and property investment.

Central England Co-operative has over 400 trading outlets across 16 counties including; West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.  The Society has an ambitious food store development programme for 2018.

Central England Co-operative is proud of its reputation for ethical business practices and corporate responsibility.  It is a member of Business in the Community, the membership organisation that stands for responsible business, and has also won many business awards for excellence.  The Society supports a number of charities including Dementia UK and invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities.

Becoming a member of Central England Co-operative offers a whole host of benefits ranging from collecting points every time you spend in store to earn a share of the profits, access to members activities and community initiatives including the Community Dividend Fund, which hands out grants of up to £5,000 to charities and good causes across the Society’s trading estate.

Find out how to become a Central England Co-operative member by calling 0800 0501 601, emailing members@centralengland.coop or visiting https://www.members.coop

For more information visit www.centralengland.coop, follow Central England Co-operative on Twitter: @mycoopfood, and on Facebook: facebook.com/centralenglandcooperative

Rob Smyth / Heather Clapton at Central England Co-operative on 01543 414140

Email – publicrelations@centralengland.coop