Co-op to re-open after £400k revamp
New-look store plans to ‘make a difference’
HARLINGTON Co-op will be officially re-opened at 10am on Friday (October 28) following a £400,000 investment to transform the store and create a new shopping experience for the community.
The store has been ‘redefined’ with a focus on fresh, healthy foods and essentials, and will offer an improved in-store bakery range.
It will be among the first stores in Greater London to feature the Co-op’s new blue cloverleaf branding.
The refit also coincides with the Co-op unveiling its new membership offer.
The unique new scheme will see Co-op members receive a five per cent reward on purchases of Co-op own-branded products and services, with a further one per cent going to local causes and groups to make a difference in their community.
Community groups supported by the Harlington store are Harlington Hospice Association Limited, the Community Cancer Centre and West Drayton And Yiewsley Senior Citizens Welfare Association.
Members of the Co-op can choose which of these causes they wish to support online.
Money will be raised over a six-month period with the three groups estimated to share around £2,500.
The store will also highlight its Community Pioneer role where a member of the food store team, Flora Salum, will work to foster involvement in community activities, helping to understand and develop solutions to meet community needs including support for the British Red Cross.
Siva Rasaiya, manager of the Co-op in the High Street, Harlington, said: “We are thrilled to have made such a significant investment in Harlington, and delighted that we have a fantastic new food store with which to serve the community – it is an exciting time for the whole team.
“The Co-op is a community retailer, and we are committed to playing an active role in local life, embracing the area’s community spirit.
“As well as raising money for local charities, we will also be supporting the Co-op’s national partnership with British Red Cross to confront loneliness.
“The store will be a hub for the local community, and customers will be able to find out what is going on locally, and learn about how the Co-op can benefit local groups.”
There are offers and promotions in and around the store to mark its relaunch.
Its regular opening hours will be from 6am to 11pm seven days a week.
LUCKY SIGN: The Harlington store will be among the first in Greater London to feature the new blue clover-leaf branding