Co-op invests £600k opening a new store in Yorkshire – creating 18 new jobs

Paul Lloyd with Store Manager Peter Sayers

Central England Co-operative opened the doors to its new food store in Barnsley by handing 50 lucky shoppers golden tickets – with one walking away with a brand new 49” television.

The opening of the brand new food store, based in Keresforth Hill Road, has created 18 jobs and offers a wide range of products and services to meet the needs of local residents.

A total of £600,000 has been spent on the store and fixtures and fittings include the latest in pioneering new energy efficient refrigeration technologies to minimise environmental impact and LED lighting.

Hundreds of people queued outside from the early hours of the morning to be one of the lucky 50 to be handed a golden ticket to celebrate the official opening.

Paul Lloyd revealed that he was ‘amazed’ when he unwrapped his golden ticket to find out he had won a 49” TV.

Other golden ticket winners shared a mix of Co-operative gift vouchers, Irresistible Fairtrade chocolate bars and a Bluetooth speaker.

Keresforth Hill Road Central England Co-operative store manager Peter Sayers said:  “Our team were so excited to finally allow our members and customers to see our new store. 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.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank customers for their patience, it has been long-awaited, but hopefully everyone will enjoy the store as much as we do.

“All of us here at Keresforth Hill Road store are proud to be part of such a great community and are looking forward to welcoming all customers, old and new, to come and enjoy our new food store.”


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