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Co-op serves up new look store on Whiteknights


Co-op has reopened with a new-look food store on Whiteknights Campus following a seven-week programme of works and improvements.  

The new-look 2,700sq ft food is powered by 100% renewable electricity, and includes a recycle unit for ‘soft plastics’ which ensures all of Co-op’s own food packing is easy to recycle through this accessible disposal route for materials which are unlikely to be collected by UK councils - including: crisp packets, bread bags, lids from ready meals and yogurt pots and biscuit wrappers.

The store also includes a water refill station to enable people to top-up their water bottles for free, and compostable carrier bags instead of single use plastic bags for shoppers who forget their reusable bags.

The store opens between 07:00-22:00 daily and, includes a bakery, Fairtrade coffee dispenser, and a fresh orange juice dispenser, alongside a focus on fresh, healthy products, meal ideas, food-to-go, award winning wines, ready meals and pizzas, free-from, vegan and plant-based products and, everyday essentials.

The store also offers online delivery of groceries through Deliveroo, and also through its own online shop – In addition, self-service tills and the online click & collect of groceries are included for added ease, speed and convenience.

A funding boost is provided locally through Co-op’s Membership programme. Membership of the Co-op unlocks additional value through in-store offers, and sees Members rewarded with 2p in every pound they spend on Co-op branded products which is added to their own personal Membership account balance. The Co-op also donates the same amount to local causes.

Students who are TOTUM cardholders – the new name for NUS extra – also receive a 10% discount at the Co-op.

Troy Stewart, Co-op Store Manager, said: “We have had a great response, we are delighted to have had the opportunity to re-launch the store to better serve our communities. We have worked to develop the range, choice, products and added services to create a really compelling offer to serve our community, conveniently.”

Amanda Fleming, Co-op’s Area Manager, added: “Co-op is committed to connecting communities and making a difference locally, and our aim is to operate at the heart of local life. We also want customers to know that they can become a Member of the Co-op. In addition to unlocking additional value and personalised offers for themselves, Co-op donates 2p in every pound to community causes when Members swipe their Membership card when buying own-branded products, so by shopping at the Co-op our Members are helping to make good things happen in the local area.”

Co-op has around 4.6M active Members, and alongside Food, it operates: Co-op Funeralcare, Insurance and Legal Services. More information about the benefits of Co-op Membership is available by visiting


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