Central England Co-operative spends over £500,000 on a new store in Littleover


Central England Co-operative opened the doors to its new Food Store in Littleover, Derbyshire, by handing 50 lucky shoppers golden tickets – with one walking away with a brand new 49” television.
The brand new food store, based in Tutbury Avenue, offers a wide range of products and services to meet the needs of local residents. 
A total of £503,000 has been spent on the store and fixtures and fittings include the latest in pioneering new energy efficient refrigeration technologies to minimise environmental impact and LED lighting. 
Harby Bola, from Littleover, said that she was amazed when she unwrapped her golden ticket to find out she had won a 49” TV.
Other golden ticket winners shared a mix of a Nescafé Dolce Gusto coffee machine, a Smoothie Maker, Co-operative gift vouchers or an Irresistible Fairtrade chocolate bar. 
Littleover Central England Co-operative Store Manager Susan Johnson said:  “Our team were so excited to finally allow our members and customers to see our new store. The store looks fantastic and already customers have been making many positive comments about how it looks and the different products and services now available.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank customers for their patience during the build, it has been long-awaited, but hopefully everyone will enjoy the new store as much as we do. 
“All of us here at Littleover store are proud to be part of such a great community and are looking forward to welcoming all customers to come and enjoy our new food store.”
The Littleover Co-operative Food Store is open from 7am – 10pm every day. The store offers a wide range of products from everyday necessities to something a little more special. The store offer includes fresh and fruit and vegetables, an in-store bakery offering breads and pastries, chilled beers and wines, fresh and frozen product, Irresistible product ranges, and a great selection of food to go. 
The store also offers Paypoint, Collect Plus, foreign currency, a free car park and a free cash machine. 
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

Notes to editors

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 projected gross sales of £958million for 2016/17. The Society recently celebrated being named Leading Co-operative of the Year 2016 by Co-operatives UK. The Society’s principal areas of activity are food, funeral services, and property. Central England Co-operative has more than 430 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 2016/17. 
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 Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children and invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities.
For more information visit www.centralengland.coop, follow Central England Co-operative on Twitter: @mycoopfood, and on Facebook: facebook.com/centralenglandcooperative
Heather Clapton – PR officer - Central England Co-operative - 01543 414140
Email – publicrelations@centralengland.coop