The Co-op has launched its new store in the Scala building, Bath.
The near 6,000 sq ft supermarket, which replaces the retailer’s former store in The Scala Building on Shaftesbury Road, supports approaching 30 local jobs. It now opens between 7am-11pm from Monday – Saturday, and from 11am-5pm on a Sunday.
Oldfield Park’s new and improved Co-op includes parcel collection services through Amazon Lockers and, DPD; an in-store bakery; hot food; coffee, a free cash machine (ATM) to provide access to cash in the community and, customer car parking. This sits alongside a focus on fresh, healthy and chilled products; meal ideas; everyday essentials; food-to-go; Fairtrade products, chilled beers and award winning wines; ready meals, pizzas and, free-from; vegan and plant-based products.
The online delivery of groceries is also available through Deliveroo and Uber Eats, with products picked fresh in the Co-op store and delivered quickly and conveniently in the community.
Roy Mackenzie, Manager of Co-op’s Oldfield Park store, said: “The store has a great look, and we are enjoying welcoming Members and customers into their Co-op. It is our aim is to operate at the heart of local life, and we’ve worked to develop the range, choice and added services to create a compelling offer to serve and support our community, locally and conveniently. This includes a focus on delivering member-value so that the people who own our business, our members, benefit every time they shop.”
A soft plastic recycle unit is available in store to enable the community to recycle ‘soft plastics’ including: crisp packets and bread bags, lids from ready meals and yogurt pots, biscuit wrappers and, pet food pouches. Ensuring Co-op’s own food packaging is recyclable through either local authority kerbside collections, or its in-store soft plastic recycling unit.
In August, Co-op announced its biggest ever single investment in pricing of £70 million, as it extended its ‘member-only’ pricing across everyday essentials. The convenience retailer launched the price investment with a list of nearly 200 fixed lines including milk, eggs and bread, with a Co-op sliced loaf priced at just 76p.
The Co-op is one of the world’s largest consumer-owned co-operatives. Its Members own the business and play an intrinsic part in the governance of the organisation, enjoying a wide number of benefits including member-only pricing across everyday essentials, money back on own-brand purchases and personalised offers via the Co-op Membership app.
More information about the benefits of Co-op Membership is available by visiting www.coop.co.uk/membership