Co-op invests £1.2m in two new Welsh stores

Co-op has just opened two new stores in Wales with a combined £1.2m investment creating up to 30 local jobs.

Located in Hawarden Road, Penyffordd - next to the Millstone Public House – and in Walter Road, Swansea, both stores will run on 100% renewable electricity.

The two sites offer Costa coffee express, a bakery and Amazon Lockers, alongside a focus on fresh, heathy produce, award winning wines, ready meals and pizzas, free-from and vegan products, Fairtrade, food-to-go and, everyday essentials.

Paul Chudley, Co-op Regional Manager, said, “We are delighted to continue our investment programme in Wales which is creating new stores in communities, while transforming our existing sites – this includes the introduction of additional services, such as Amazon Lockers, Costa coffee and the phased roll-out of our own online shop alongside our work with partners including Deliveroo and John Lewis Click & Collect, to develop a really compelling convenience offer locally.

“Co-op is committed to connecting communities and making a difference locally, and our aim is to operate at the heart of local life. That is why we also want customers to know that they can become a Member of their Co-op, and that they can make a difference to local causes every time they swipe their Membership card when buying own branded products.”

Students who are TOTUM cardholders - the new name for NUS extra – can pocket a 10% discount off groceries at the Co-op.

Contactless card payment limits are increased to £45, making it easier, quicker and safer to shop.