The Co-op serves-up its newest store this week in Cheadle Hulme with a food store opening in Turves Road following a £600,000 investment.
The community retailer relocated to its new, larger store – creating five new jobs – on Wednesday, 7 November.
The new-look store includes a Costa coffee dispenser, hot food and an enhanced in-store bakery, alongside an increased focus on fresh, healthy foods, chilled produce, food-to-go, meal ideas, award-winning wines and, essentials.
The store also brings a funding boost for local causes through the Co-op’s Membership scheme – Members receive 5% reward when they swipe their Membership card when buying own brand products, with the Co-op donating a further 1% to local causes.
The store also gives students, holding the NUS extra card, a 10% discount off their groceries to support them during their studies.
On Tuesday, 6 November members of the community including pupils from Bradshaw Hall Primary School, Cllr Suzanne Wyatt, Cllr Mark Hunter and firefighters from Cheadle Fire Station blue watch. met the store team to see the new-look store and find out more about the benefits of Co-op Membership.
Maria Pervaiz, Store Manager, said:
“We are delighted to have been able to make such a significant investment in Cheadle Hulme, we have received a great response and are looking forward to welcoming Members and customers into their new-look food store – we are proud to be part of the community, and are committed to ensuring the store is a local hub, a real asset locally.”
Jo Didsbury, Area Manager for the Co-op, said:
“The Co-op is investing in products, people, prices, stores and communities. The new store will enable the Co-op to better serve the community, and support its work to get closer to the needs of members and customers – connecting communities and bringing people together. We want customers to know that they can become a co-owner and member of their Co-op. And, that we are also giving back to the community. Our members make a difference locally, simply by swiping their membership card when they shop with us they are raising much needed funding for organisations in the area who contribute to improving local life.”
Further information about the benefits of Co-op membership is available by visiting: