Co-Operative invests over £500,000 launching three new-look food stores

Simon Robert- manager of the Springwood Road Store, Thongsbridge pictured with colleagues Louise Batler-Jackson and Debbie Ellis

Central England Co-operative has spent £500,000 on three new-look food stores in Yorkshire.

The major investment in the county has resulted in former Wooldale Co-operative stores being revamped in Wooldale Road, Holmfirth, Holmfirth Road, New Mill, and Springwood Road, Thongsbridge, offering a wide range of products and services to meet the needs of local residents.

All three installations have included the latest in pioneering new energy efficient refrigeration technologies to minimise environmental impact and LED lighting.

The opening day event comes after Board and management of Central England Co-operative and Wooldale Co-operative decided to join forces to strengthen the local offering for Wooldale Co-operative customers and members.

Wooldale Co-operative Society has a long history in the local area, stretching back over 130 years , and 40 colleagues across its three Food Stores have been transferred to Central England Co-operative.

Ian Booth, New Mill Central England Co-operative store manager, said: “Our team were so excited to finally allow our members and customers to see our new-look store.”

Thongsbridge Central England Co-operative store manager Simon Robert said: “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.”

Michael Holmes, Holmfirth store manager, said: “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank customers for their patience during the revamp. We hope everyone will enjoy the store as much as we do.

“All of us at the three new Co-operative food stores are proud to be part of such a great community and are looking forward to welcoming customers, new and old, to come and enjoy our food store.”


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