New Co-op to open as chain invests £1m in East Yorkshire
Thorngumbald and Old Goole will have new-look Co-op stores
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 14 Jul 2017
The Co-op is investing £1m in East Yorkshire, with a new store and a re-launch.
Old Goole’s Swinefleet Road Co-op re-launches on Friday, after a £460,000 upgrade and a £540,000 new store for Thorngumbald will open on Thursday, July 27, creating 15 jobs.
Offers and promotions will accompany both store openings and students with an NUS card will get a 10 per cent discount on their groceries.
There will also be a funding boost for groups through the Co-op’s new membership scheme.
Members receive a five per cent reward on purchases of own-branded products and services, with a further one per cent going directly to local causes.
Organisations set to benefit include Goole and District Community Transport Group, The Moorlands Community Charity and Castaway Goole, while Thorngumbald causes include Hedon Methodist Church and Hedon Scout Group.
Joe Scoot, area manager for the Co-op, said: “We are delighted to be making such a significant investment in East Yorkshire and are looking forward to serving the local communities in both Thorngumbald and Old Goole.
“The Co-op is moving forward with a clear purpose and momentum and our ambition is to establish both stores as real assets for the community.
“We want shoppers to know that they can give back to their community by becoming a co-owner and member of their Co-op.
“Simply by using their membership card when they shop with us they will raise much needed funding for organisations who contribute to improving local life.”
Old Goole’s new-look store will have a new hot food section, new Costa Coffee point, a larger in-store baker and more food-to-go ranges and fresh food.
Both stores will have a focus on fresh, healthy foods, meal ideas and essentials and will also boast new self-service check-outs to improve service times.
Visit www.coop.co.uk/membership to find out about the membership scheme.