New £500,000 Your Co-op Food Store Opens in Leighton Buzzard
Published 10 Mar 2022 in Store Opening
A brand-new Your Co-op Food store has opened its doors today Thursday 10th March, located in Leighton Buzzard.
The convenience store has created 20 jobs for the local area and will offer essential grocery items, from fruit and vegetables and fresh meat to a range of wines, spirits and chilled beers.
It will also be home to an in-store bakery, a chilled food-to-go range, a National Lottery and PayPoint terminal, as well as a Hermes ParcelShop.
The brand-new store also has solar panels installed on its roof space, with the energy generated from these helping to supply the store’s electricity demand more sustainably.
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. Members can access all of this in the palm of their hand with the Your Co-op Membership app.
The new store has been built with an investment of more than £500,000 is part of Midcounties’ ongoing investment in food retail. The Society invested more than £3.5 million in opening seven new stores in 2021 and has committed to a further £5 million and ten new store openings planned this year.
James O'Farrell-White, store manager, said: “We’re so excited to be opening the doors of our brand-new convenience store and can’t wait to meet the local community.
We’re really looking forward to welcoming members and customers and 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.