Staff reveal £300,000 revamp of Harrogate Co-op store

Store team members left to right: Natalie Moores, Olga Drimalova, Petra Drimalova, Lenn Bennett, Tomas Branis and Sandra Douglas (s).

Store team members left to right: Natalie Moores, Olga Drimalova, Petra Drimalova, Lenn Bennett, Tomas Branis and Sandra Douglas (s).

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The Co-operative store on Leeds Road has reopened, following a £300,000 investment.

The store in Leeds Road has been reopened with a new in-store bakery range, and a focus on fresh, healthy foods and essentials.

The store has introduced a new role, known as a Community Pioneer, where a member of the food store team will work to foster involvement in community activities, from local fundraising initiatives to helping to understand and develop solutions to meet community needs, including support for the British Red Cross, the Co-op’s new charity partnership which will help to tackle social isolation and loneliness in local communities.

Will Stevenson, Manager of the Leeds Road store, said: “We are thrilled to have made such a significant investment and delighted that we have a fantastic new food store with which to serve the community – it is an exciting time for the whole team.

“The Co-operative is a community retailer, and we are committed to playing an active role in local life, embracing the area’s community spirit.

"The store will be a hub for the local community, and customers will be able to find out what is going on locally, and learn about how The Co-operative can benefit local groups.

“With the combination of our redefined store, innovations in our own-brand ‘Loved by us’ range, and The Co-operative’s commitment to lowering prices on hundreds of everyday essentials I am confident we will provide the community with everything needed to pick-up delicious food conveniently and create inspirational and tasty meals at home.”

There are offers and promotions in and around the store to mark its re-launch.