Co-op is to serve up a new London food store in London's Islington tomorrow Friday, 14 August), following a £650k investment.
The store – located in Holloway Road – supports 16 local jobs, and runs on 100% renewable electricity.
Opening between 7am-11pm, the store will include hot food, coffee and in-store bakery alongside a focus on fresh, healthy produce, award-winning wines, ready meals and pizzas, free-from and vegan products, Fairtrade, food-to-go and, everyday essentials.
The Co-op provides a funding boost locally and gives back to causes in the area through its Membership scheme, where Members receive a 5% reward on purchases of own brand products, and Co-op donates a further 1% to community causes.
Contactless card payment limits are increased to £45, making it easier, quicker and safer to shop. The retailer’s Food Share scheme works to minimise food waste and make a difference locally, working with local not-for-profit organisations to share food with those in need in the community.
Valentine Obamwonyi, Co-op Area Manager, said, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to make such a significant investment, the store has a great new look and feel – and we are looking forward to serving the community.
'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 they can make a difference locally every time they swipe their Membership card when buying own branded products.”