Central England Co-op opens new £1.8m Leicestershire store

Central England Co-op has officially opened its new store in Leicestershire – creating 20 new jobs and investing £1.8m in the area.

The Food Store, which is based in Grantham Road, offers shoppers an expansive range of products and is fitted out with pioneering new energy efficient refrigeration technologies to minimise environmental impact.

The store delivers fresh and local fruit and vegetables, an in-store bakery offering breads and pastries, chilled beers and wines, fresh and frozen product, Irresistible product ranges, and a great selection of food to go.

Other features include a Costa Coffee machine, and an outdoor seating and picnic areas.

To mark the opening in Bottesford, colleagues were joined by Bottesford Primary School, Grantham Food Bank and good cause The Family Bench to cut the ribbon and declare the store open.

Store Manager Tom Watson said, “All of us here at Grantham Road Food Store are proud to be part of such a great community and are delighted to welcome everyone to come and enjoy our new store. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank local residents for their patience. It has been long-awaited, but hopefully everyone will enjoy the store as much as we do.”

The Grantham Road Co-operative Food Store is open from 7am to 10pm, Monday to Sunday.