The Co-op is set to serve-up its newest food in Hemsby, near Great Yarmouth, following a £1.2M investment.
The new store – located in Kings Way, Hemsby – provides 24 full and part-time jobs, and will bring a funding boost for local good causes through its Membership scheme – Members receive a 5% reward on the purchase of own-branded products and services, with a further 1% benefitting local good causes.
Children from Hemsby Primary School will be among the guests of honour on launch day, cutting the ribbon and declaring the Co-op open for the community.
The school is to receive a £500 donation as part of launch day celebrations, the money will be used to support its healthy food programme. A further donation of £500 will be made to the Hemsby Parish Church appeal.
The store includes an in-store bakery alongside its focus on fresh, healthy foods, meal ideas, award winning wines and essentials.
Samantha Winter, Area Manager, said:
“We are delighted to have undertaken such a significant investment in Hemsby, and proud to be part of the community. We are looking forward to unveiling a great new look and improvements to the site with which to serve the community – we are looking forward to welcoming the community into their Co-op. The Co-op is moving forward with a clear purpose and momentum, and our ambition is to ensure the store is a local hub and an asset for the community.
“We also want shoppers 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 their area who contribute to improving local life.”
There are offers and promotions in and around the store to mark its launch. And, students in Hemsby holding a NUS extra card receive a 10% discount at the Co-op to support them during their studies.
Last month, the Co-op won the title of Convenience Retailer of the Year at the Retail Industry Awards.