The Co-op food store in Goring Road, Worthing, re-opened on Friday, March 24 following a £400,000 investment, creating five new jobs.
The store re-opened following three weeks of work which sees a new layout and a focus on fresh, healthy foods, meal ideas and essentials. The store will also deliver a funding boost for local community groups through its membership scheme. Members receive a five per cent reward on purchases of own-branded products and services, with a further one per cent going directly to local causes to make a difference in the community – groups currently benefitting include: Worthing Boys’ Club; Seaside Hospital Radio and Reaching Families.
Jamie Bartle, Store Manager for the Goring Road Co-op, said: “We are delighted to have made such a significant investment in our Goring Road store, it looks great and we are looking forward to welcoming the community into their new-look store. The Co-op is moving forward with a clear purpose and momentum and this investment will enable us to better serve our community, supporting our aim to establish the store as a local hub and a real local asset.”
Keith MacFarlane, Area Manager, added: “The return to our ‘clover leaf’ design logo – first used in the 1960’s - aims to re-establish the Co-op as a centre for the community, and we want shoppers to know that they can become a co-owner and member of their Co-op. We are also giving back to the community. Our members have an opportunity to make a difference locally. Simply by using their membership card when they shop with us they will raise much needed funding for organisations who contribute to improving local life.”
Further information about the benefits of Co-op membership and, its Local Community Fund, are available by visiting: http://www.coop.co.uk/membership/