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 £105,000.
The Central England Co-op in Nottingham Road, Giltbrook 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 people in the community it has served through the Coronavirus pandemic have continued to have access to vital food and essentials.
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 a new vegan range, an increased bakery offering and expanded spirits and chilled beer sections
· New internal signage and decoration
Store Manager Rachael Payne said: “It feels fantastic to have this significant investment in our Giltbrook store and we are thrilled to show off the improvements to our customers.
“It is a big boost for all the team as well after their great hard work over the last 18 months. We have a really dedicated and close-knit team here, with three colleagues celebrating 20 years’ service and another reaching the 30-year milestone.
“The feedback to the changes so far has been really positive from our customers, and 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 Giltbrook Food Store is open Monday-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, Collect Plus/Paypoint, Lottery, instore bakery and a customer car park.
It also houses a food bank donation point for Salcare and is currently collecting for Central England Co-op’s Summer Food Bank Appeal.