Your Co-op Opens New Store in Swindon To Serve Local Community
Published 9 Dec 2022 in Store Opening
A brand-new Your Co-op Food store has opened its doors this week (Thursday 8th December) on Pipers Way, Swindon, to help serve its local community.
The new £500k convenience store has created 15 jobs for the local area and will offer essential grocery items, from fruit and vegetables, fresh meat and flowers to a range of wines, spirits and chilled beers.
It will also be home to an in-store bakery, a Costa Coffee machine, a chilled food-to-go range, a National Lottery and PayPoint terminal, as well as an ATM machine.
Allocated car parking will be available for customer use, and the store has also been fitted with LED lighting and energy efficient refrigeration to help reduce its impact on the environment.
In addition to all Co-op branded packaging being recyclable, the store will also offer a soft plastic recycle unit to enable shoppers to recycle soft plastics such as crisp packets and pet food pouches, which can’t usually be placed in kerbside recycling bins.
As part of the store’s commitment to supporting the local community, a foodbank collection point for Swindon Food Collective will also be available, allowing customers to drop off a range of essential items needed by families in the local area.
Your Co-op is part of The Midcounties Co-operative, which is one of the largest independent UK co-operatives and is fully owned by its members. Customers at the new store will have the option of becoming a member of the Society, giving them access to exclusive deals as well as special offers from across the Your Co-op group of businesses.
Members also have a say in how the Society is run, including the work it does to support local communities in partnership with local volunteers and community groups, all of which can be easily accessed via the Your Co-op Membership app.
The new store has been built with an investment of more than £500,000 as part Midcounties’ ongoing investment in food retail.
The Society invested more than £3.5 million in seven new stores this year building on its £3 million investment in 2021 which also saw seven new store openings.
The latest round of openings includes two in the Swindon area – the Pipers Way store, as well as its recent Abbey Farm store opening on Diamond Crescent in September this year.
Beth Murray, store manager, said: “We’re so excited to be opening the doors of our brand-new convenience store on Pipers Way. It’s great to be investing in the local economy and creating new jobs for the area.
We can’t wait to meet the local community and are looking forward to welcoming members and customers. I’m sure they’ll be impressed with the wide range of products and services we have on offer.”
The stores’ opening hours will be 7am to 10pm every day throughout the week.
Anyone looking for more information about becoming a member of The Midcounties Co-operative and receiving exclusive member rewards or to download the app, should visit the website or ask in their local Your Co-op Food store.