Co-op invests £250k Norfolk food store revamp

Central England Co-operative has opened the doors to a refurbished Food Store in North Norfolk following a major investment.

The Wells-next-the-Sea store has been given a £250,000 makeover which includes new purpose-built infant feeding/baby changing facilities installed due to customer demand.

The new facilities have been built to a high-specification to benefit members and customers, with features including softened, dimmable lighting and even a music playback facility using Bluetooth connectivity. Additionally, a feeding zone with comfy chair, microwave and chilled water dispenser also forms part of the facility.

The revamped store in Polka Road also includes an updated product range to better reflect customer requirements such as the award-winning COOK frozen food range, as well as fresh decoration, an improved kiosk inside the store, a new customer toilet and an external seating area.

Chief Executive Debbie Robinson said, “We are very proud to launch our revamped store in Wells-next-the-Sea and for it to include a range of facilities to meet the needs of the local community.

“We have listened to feedback from our members and customers who often highlight customer toilets and baby changing facilities as something they would like to see us offer and the revamp of our Polka Road store gave us a great opportunity to act on that feedback and deliver high quality facilities.”

Store Manager Mark Dixon said he and his team were looking forward to welcoming customers, new and old, to come and enjoy the revamped Food Store

He said: “All of us here at the Polka Road Food Store are proud to be part of such a great community in Wells-next-the-Sea

“Our team has been so excited. The revamp looks fantastic and already customers have been making many positive comments about how it looks.

“I would like to thank our members and customers for their patience during the refurbishment and I hope they enjoy the changes as much as we do.”

The Polka Road Food Store is open every day from 7am to 10pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.

The store has a wide range of products from everyday necessities to something a little more special. The offer includes fresh and local fruit and vegetables, an instore bakery, chilled beers and wines, fresh and frozen product and Irresistible product ranges.

The store also offers a Costa Coffee machine, cash machine, Collect Plus, Paypoint, defibrillator, food bank, free car park and Lottery.