Brand new look for Derby food store after £166k investment

The Central England Co-op's Smalley Drive store in Oakwood has been transformed.

Brand new look for Derby food store after £166k investment

A Central England Co-op shop in Oakwood, Derby, has been transformed with an investment of £166,000 giving a boost to the local community.

The food store in Smalley Drive has received a makeover to give it a lighter, fresher feel and includes some exciting new features and ranges for locals to enjoy.

This follows other notable investments in the area in recent months, including over £750,000 spent on transformations of stores in Littleover, Duffield, Inkersall, Overseal, Holme Hall and Horsley Woodhouse.

The community food store in Oakwood has been undergoing the makeover in recent weeks with changes including:

· New product ranges to suit shoppers’ tastes

· Improved food to go section with new features such as a brand-new Tango Ice Blast machine

· Refreshed signage and decoration inside

· New outdoor seating area for locals to enjoy

Store Manager Luke Davies said: “The investment in the store has been a massive boost for us and it’s a really exciting time for colleagues. We’re quite a new team and this improvement to the store has been really beneficial.
“Most importantly the transformation has provided a big boost to our great local community here and we’ve had nothing but positive feedback from our regular customers and members who have said how much warmer and brighter the store feels as it was a bit dark before, so the changes have really improved the feel of the store.
“I would like to thank them for their continued support and for their patience while we brought our new look store to life, and I hope they agree with us that it’s been worth it.”

The Smalley Drive Food Store is open Monday to Sunday 7am-10pm. The store has a wide range of products from everyday necessities to something a little more special and also offers a lifesaving defibrillator, cash machine, Lottery, Collect Plus/Paypoint, an instore bakery and a customer car park.

The store also now offers a home delivery service with shopping delivered via an eco-friendly electric van and click and collect.