Co-op set to open new Warwickshire store tomorrow

Central England Co-op has given a first look of its brand-new community store in Warwickshire which is all set to open.

The retailer will officially open its new store in Houlton, near Rugby on Friday, with confirmed features including self-scan till points, Costa Coffee and Tango Ice Blast machines, as well as customer toilets.

It will also include a food bank collection point supporting Rugby Food Bank as it continues to manage the increased demand caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.

There are special eco-friendly fridges and lighting installed to back up the retailer’s eco-friendly ethos.

There will be lots to enjoy on launch day with Fairtrade inspired refreshments, product sampling and opportunities to find out more about membership at Central England Co-op.

Houlton Central England Co-operative Store Manager Michael Young said, 'We can’t wait to open the doors and be part of this great new community in Houlton, being there for them with the vital food and essentials they need in these uncertain times.”

The Houlton Co-operative food store will be open from 7am to 10pm, Monday to Sunday.
The store will offer a wide range of products including fresh fruit and vegetables, an in-store bakery offering breads and pastries, chilled beers and wines, fresh and frozen products.

There will also be Irresistible product ranges, as well as a great selection of food-to-go, including hot food.

It will also offer Scan and Go, Lottery, and foreign currency, as well as a free cash machine and customer car park.

Mike van den Berg, Urban&Civic's Senior Development Manager at Houlton, Rugby, said, “Dollman Farm, Houlton, is at the heart of the community, and we are delighted that Central England Co-op is the first shop at Houlton – adding to the amenities available to local residents and neighbours.

'Urban&Civic work with organisations who value local supply chains and engage with customers.”