Central invests £322k in Lowestoft store revamp

Central England Co-operative has opened the doors to its refurbished Food Store in Pakefield, Lowestoft following a major investment.

The London Road store has been given a £322k makeover to provide its members and customers with an improved shopping experience.

The revamped store now boasts an updated product range to better reflect customers’ requirements, an extended refrigeration section, a refreshed shopfront with improved signage, new flooring, fresh decoration and a new kiosk inside the store. A Costa Coffee machine has also been newly installed.

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, which is open every day from 7am to 10pm, also offers an instore bakery, cash machine, Collect Plus, Paypoint, food bank, and Lottery.

Store Manager Lisa Brown said, “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.

“All of us here at the London Road Food Store are proud to be part of such a great community in Pakefield and we were delighted to mark the relaunch by throwing open our doors for our customers old and new to see the changes, as well as holding a fun community event for everyone to enjoy.”

Team leaders, pictured from left, Denise Manning, Ben Royal and Julie Horton, cut the ribbon on the revamped store, as they also kick off a community day raising funds for Dementia UK.