Food store gets £½million makeover

The Co-operative in Southwick Square is to pioneer a new community role
The Co-operative in Southwick Square is to pioneer a new community role

A SOUTHWICK store is to get a £500,000 makeover and will then pioneer a new role in the community.

The Co-operative food store in Southwick Square is closed during the refit, which will transform the store.

When it re-opens on April 24, there will be a new in-store bakery range and a focus on fresh, healthy foods and essentials.

There will also be a new community pioneer, who will work to foster involvement in local activities, from fundraising initiatives to helping to understand and develop solutions to meet community needs.

Store manager Mark Gillman said: “We are thrilled to have made such a significant investment in Southwick and delighted that we will have a fantastic new food store with which to serve the community – it is an exciting time for the whole team.

“The Co-operative is a community retailer, and we are committed to playing an active role in local life, embracing the area’s community spirit.

“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-operative can benefit local groups.

“With the combination of our redefined store, innovations in our own-brand ‘Loved by us’ range, and The Co-operative’s commitment to lowering prices on hundreds of everyday essentials under its ‘Fair and square’ prices banner, I am confident we will provide the community with everything needed to pick-up delicious food conveniently and create inspirational and tasty meals at home.”

There will be offers and promotions in and around the store to mark its re-launch.