Images show behind the scenes look at new Ashbourne Central England Co-op store ahead of opening
These exclusive images offer people their first look behind the scenes at the new Central England Co-op Food Store in the town.
The store, which will be based in Blenheim Road, opens on Friday, 26 October and customers are in for a real treat whether they are looking to pick up their groceries or head home with a treat.
The pictures showcase how both the inside and the outside of the store have nearly been completed and are ready for thousands of products to be stacked onto the shelves ahead of the official opening.
The car park has been finished, large graphics printed next to the entrance showcasing the amazing food that will be on sale and special eco-friendly fridges and lighting installed to back up the retailer’s eco-friendly ethos.
Store Manager Ben Wingfield said: “We are now only days away from the official opening of our new store in Ashbourne and we cannot wait for everyone to see it.
“These pictures showcase what customers have to look forward to and the store will soon be packed out with everything from everyday items to a whole host of special treats.
“All that is left is for us to come down on Friday for the official opening, say hello and take a look around your brand new Central England Co-op Food Store in Ashbourne.”
The store will offer a wide range of products from everyday necessities to something a little more special.
This will include 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, and a great selection of food to go.
It will also offer NUS extra, Paypoint, Collect Plus, foreign currency, a free car park, a free cash machine and a lifesaving defibrillator.
Customers will also be able to support local good causes as specialist collection points have been installed for Ashbourne Food Bank and a pet food bank for the ARK Rescue and Rehoming Centre.
The Blenheim Road Co-operative Food Store will open from 7am – 10pm every day.
Central England Co-op will continue to operate its Ashbourne Supermarket, based in the Shawcroft Centre, alongside its new Blenheim Road Food Store.
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 the Society’s principal areas of activity being food, funeral services, travel shops, 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.
For more information visit www.centralengland.coop, follow Central England Co-operative on Twitter: @mycoopfood, and on Facebook: facebook.com/centralenglandcooperative
Rob Smyth at Central England Co-operative on 01543 414140