A community food store in Nottinghamshire where colleagues have been going above and beyond to support locals during these uncertain times has been given a fresh new look following an investment of almost £104,000.
The Central England Co-op in Watnall Road, Hucknall has received a raft of updates to give it a fresher, lighter feel and to include several new ranges and features to boost its offering to the local community.
This follows the store’s colleagues working around the clock to ensure vulnerable people across the community have continued to have access to vital food and essentials through the Coronavirus pandemic.
The community food store has been undergoing a makeover in recent weeks with changes including:
· An updated product range to better reflect customers’ requirements including an improved food to go section
· New internal signage and decoration including a refreshed kiosk area
· New internal features such as a new Costa Coffee Machine and a Tango Ice Blast Machine (to be installed soon)
· New external features such as an external seating area and new parent and child car parking spaces
Store Manager Joanne Lofts said: “It has been a really big transformation for the store, and we are all really excited about the changes and have been thrilled with the positive feedback we have had from the community so far.
“It is a big morale boost for the team after the challenges we’ve all faced in these uncertain times, and it is like having a brand-new store to come to. It feels much more spacious when you walk in and has a completely new look.
“I would like to thank the community for their patience while the work has been completed but I hope they agree with us that it has been worth it.”
The Watnall Road Food Store is open every day 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, Collect Plus/Paypoint, Lottery, instore bakery and a customer car park.