Kids help to open Co-Op’s new store

Photo caption: Pupils from Chapel-en-le-Frith Primary School give Acting Manager, Lynda Spencer and members of staff from The Co-operative Food store on Eccles Road a helping hand as they open the new-look store. Pupils are (left to right): Katie Holland, Emily Theyer, Allana Millband, Jack Godfrey, Antony Thorpe, Nathaniel Oldfield, Jarrad Evanson and Lauren Burt.
Photo caption: Pupils from Chapel-en-le-Frith Primary School give Acting Manager, Lynda Spencer and members of staff from The Co-operative Food store on Eccles Road a helping hand as they open the new-look store. Pupils are (left to right): Katie Holland, Emily Theyer, Allana Millband, Jack Godfrey, Antony Thorpe, Nathaniel Oldfield, Jarrad Evanson and Lauren Burt.

The Co-operative is investing £330,000 in its food store on Eccles Road in Chapel-en-le-Frith as part of its ongoing commitment to serving local communities.

To celebrate, pupils from Chapel-en-le-Frith Primary School performed a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday 26 May at 10am. The children will receive a donation of £200 for school funds.

The Co-operative, which now has a food store in every postal area of the UK, has undergone a transformation in recent years to become a leading light in food retailing.

The investment in Chapel-en-le-Frith will see a bright new fascia appear on Eccles Road and the store will have a brand new layout. Lynda Spencer, Acting Manager, said: “We operate in the heart of the community.”

The Co-operative is different because it gives profits back to members through the Membership scheme. Members can choose to keep the cash or donate all or part of their share to local good causes.