New Co-op to open in Derbyshire next month

Central England Co-operative can today reveal the launch date of its brand new food store in Openwoodgate, Belper, which will bring over 20 new jobs to the local area.

The Society will officially open its new store in Sandbed Lane at 9am on Friday, 1 November, with a special ribbon cutting ceremony marking the occasion.

Openwoodgate Store Manager, Angela Allwood said, “This is a very exciting time for everyone in the team and preparations for the big day are well under way.

“There will be a great buzz on opening day and to celebrate the food store launch we will have plenty of special opening offers, we will be talking to customers about membership and how we can support in the local community. We look forward to seeing you there.”

The car park has been finished, special eco-friendly fridges and lighting have been installed to back up the retailer’s eco-friendly ethos and the store's kiosk is now in situ.

The new convenience store will offer shoppers an expansive range of products and will be fitted out with pioneering new energy efficient refrigeration technologies to minimise environmental impact, LED lighting and a lifesaving defibrillator.

The Openwoodgate Co-operative food store will be open from 7am to 10pm, Monday to Sunday. It will offer fresh and fruit and vegetables, an in-store bakery offering breads and pastries, chilled beers and wines, fresh and frozen product, Irresistible product ranges, Costa Coffee machine and a great selection of food-to-go.

The store will also include a free water refill station and a public use bicycle repair station to support both the local bicycle club community and the amateur cyclist.

It will also offers Lottery, Paypoint, Collect Plus, foreign currency, customer toilets, a free car park and a free cash machine.