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Co-op has opened a new food store today in Upwell, following a £566,000 investment creating 12 local jobs.

Located on Town Street, the 2,400sq ft convenience store runs on 100 per cent renewable electricity and will open between 7am-10pm daily.

The store includes a bakery and an Everground coffee machine which is Co-op’s own brand Fairtrade hot chocolate, coffee and Tea. Alongside this is a focus on fresh, healthy products, meal ideas, food-to-go, award winning wines, ready meals and pizzas, free-from, vegan and plant-based products and, everyday essentials.

The Co-op Food.Town Street, Upwell. Member pioneer Caitlin Leonard (far left), Manager Lucy King (front). (53353224)
The Co-op Food.Town Street, Upwell. Member pioneer Caitlin Leonard (far left), Manager Lucy King (front). (53353224)

It also includes self-scanning tills and customer car parking to make shopping easier. Upwell will also have John Lewis Click & Collect from next Friday, as well as already having Amazon Lockers. Grocery Click & Collect through our own online shop is also available for that extra customer convenience.

Students in Upwell who are TOTUM cardholders – the new name for NUS extra – also receive a 10 per cent discount at the Co-op

Lucy King, Co-op store manager, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to open Co-op’s newest food store here in Upwell, and we are really looking forward to serving the local community and welcoming them into their Co-op.

The Co-op Food.Town Street, Upwell. (53353211)
The Co-op Food.Town Street, Upwell. (53353211)

"We have worked to develop the range, choice, products and services to create a really compelling offer, conveniently.”

Mark Walker, Co-op area manager, added: “Co-op is committed to connecting communities and making a difference locally, and our aim is to operate at the heart of local life.

"We also want customers to know that they can become a member of the Co-op. In addition to unlocking additional value and personalised offers for themselves, our Members help to make a difference to local causes - Co-op donates 2p in every pound to community causes when Members swipe their membership card when buying own-branded products, so by shopping at the Co-op our members are also helping to make good things happen in the community.”

The Co-op Food.Town Street, Upwell, manager Lucy King. (53353251)
The Co-op Food.Town Street, Upwell, manager Lucy King. (53353251)


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