West Birmingham food store’s fresh new look after £48k makeover welcomed by colleagues and community

Posted by james brindle | Published: 08/10/2021

A community food store in west Birmingham 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 £48,000.

The Central England Co-op in Quinton has received a raft of updates to give it a fresher, lighter feel and to include several new ranges and features to boost its offering to the local community.

This follows other notable investments by the retailer in the area in recent months, including over half a million spent on transformations of stores in Brandhall, Chelmsley Wood, Harborne, Kings Heath and Erdington.

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

•            An updated product range to better reflect customers’ requirements

•            New features such as a brand-new Costa Coffee machine

•            New internal signage and decoration

Store Manager Julie Stanley said: “The investment in our store has given the whole team a real boost and the store looks fresher and sharper, with the new features like the brand-new Costa Coffee machine proving really popular.

“It’s been great to hear really positive comments from our customers about the improvements and I would like to thank the community for their patience while the work has been completed but I hope they agree with us that it has been worth it.”

The Quinton Food Store is open every day 7am-9pm. 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 and an instore bakery.


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.

Press office contacts: Rob Smyth and James Brindle

Phone - 01543 421390

Email - publicrelations@centralengland.coop