Exciting new store with a difference in Southmoor
Published 20 Jan 2020 in Store Opening
Co-op Midcounties is opening a brand-new Your Co-op Food store on Faringdon Road, Southmoor creating 15 new jobs for the local area following a £620,000 investment.
Opening on 6th February, the new 2,650 sq ft store will have a ‘food market’ feel, stocking over 260 locally sourced fresh products from its Best of our Counties range, from Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire based producers such as Oxford Cheese Company, Hobbs House Bakery, Todenham Manor Farm and Jess’s Ladies dairy farm. Shoppers will also be able to try the latest tipples at the in-store ‘gin bar’ which will stock an impressive range of spirits, including local award-winning Cotswolds Distillery Gin.
Customers will be able to enjoy a wide range of groceries and stock up on essentials for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including the renowned COOK frozen range and an extensive hot and cold food-to-go offering. For those needing a pick-me-up while shopping, Co-op Midcounties Members can enjoy a free hot drink every time they shop in-store.
Complete with a National Lottery pay point, the store also boasts environmentally conscious additions including plastic waste recycling bins, compostable carrier bags and energy-efficient fridges, demonstrating Co-op Midcounties commitment to sustainability. Co-op Midcounties has taken this one step further with its recently launched ‘1Change’ environmental initiative which asks customers to make one change to their current shopping habits by making plastic-conscious purchasing decisions.
On the day of the store launch, Co-op Midcounties will be giving special golden tickets to the first 100 customers through the doors, where lucky shoppers can win a variety of prizes from a luxury hamper to cash vouchers to spend in-store.
The store will have a 15-strong team of colleagues including store manager and qualified wine expert Ryan Thomas, who will also be on-hand to offer customers expert guidance on making the perfect choice for every occasion.
Ryan Thomas, store manager at Your Co-op Food store in Southmoor, said: ‘This is no ordinary store, it’s where quality, passion and great food come together. The team has been working hard to bring the best of local produce to the shelves, and we have an impressive range of artisan and locally made products for customers to enjoy.
“We can’t wait to unveil the new store and look forward to welcoming shoppers and becoming a part of the local community. The official opening is taking place on the 6th February at 9am and we would love to see residents join us in the celebrations.”