Major investment of almost £105,000 by Central England Co-op brings a brand-new look to Notts food store

Posted by james brindle | Published: 20/10/2021

A Central England Co-op shop in the Nottinghamshire town of Stapleford has been transformed with an investment of almost £105,000 giving a boost to the local community.

The food store in Hickings Lane has received a makeover to give it a lighter, fresher feel and includes some exciting new features and ranges for locals to enjoy.

This follows other notable investments in the area in recent months, including a brand new £1.85 million food store in Warsop which opened in the summer, and over £350,000 spent on transformations of stores in Giltbrook, Jacksdale, Skegby and Hucknall.

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

  • Fantastic new features such as brand-new Costa Coffee and Tango Ice Blast machines
  • Refreshed signage and decoration inside
  • New seating area outside for shoppers to take a break

Store Manager Callum Frost said: “We’re really excited to have a new look store and to be able to offer some great new features and a more pleasant shopping experience for our community.

“We’ve had some lovely feedback from our customers – they’ve commented on how much bigger the store feels and that it’s a much more enjoyable shop to visit and a better experience which is so nice to hear for me and the team.

“I’d like to thank the community for their continued support and for their patience while we brought our new look store to life, and I hope they agree with us that it’s been worth it.”

The Hickings Lane 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 lifesaving defibrillator, cash machine, Lottery, Collect Plus/Paypoint, an instore bakery and a customer car park. It also offers a home delivery service with shopping delivered via an eco-friendly electric van.


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 with interests in food, funeral, floral and property investment.

Owned by hundreds of thousands of members, its over 7,800 colleagues serve customers across 400 plus trading sites in 16 counties in the East and West Midlands, Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Its purpose is to inspire communities to create a sustainable Society for all.

It actively campaigns for the Government to increase sentencing for violent attacks on retail workers and works with FareShare Midlands and hundreds of food banks, generating enough food donations to create over 2.1 million meals for people in need.

The Society embraces inclusivity and equality and is a signed-up member to the Business in the Community (BITC) Race at Work Charter, while it is also fully committed to addressing the impact of climate change and is on track to be Carbon Neutral by 2030. 

It invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities through its Community Dividend Fund scheme which has seen over £175,000 shared out between 116 good causes over the past 12 months.

Central England Co-op was named Leading Co-op of the Year by Co-operatives UK in 2021.

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