Co-op launched a new and improved store this month to serve the community of North Camp, Farnborough, following a more than four-week programme of works and improvements.
The new-look, near 2,800 sq ft store – which is located in Queens Road, North Camp - supports more than 20 local jobs and now opens between 6 am-11 pm daily.
North Camp’s Co-op includes hot food, an in-store bakery and a Costa coffee dispenser, in addition to a free ATM to provide access to cash in the community, Amazon parcel collection services and the online delivery of groceries through Deliveroo and Uber Eats for added ease, speed and convenience.
The store also has an improved back-of-shop storage facility to further enhance the range, choice and availability of its fresh, healthy products; meal ideas; everyday essentials; food-to-go; Fairtrade goods; flowers; chilled beers and award-winning wines; ready meals, pizzas and, free-from, vegan and plant-based products – including Co-op’s exclusive vegan range, GRO.
In August, Co-op announced its biggest ever single investment in the pricing of £70 million, as it extends its ‘member-only’ pricing across everyday essentials, launching with a list of nearly 200 fixed lines, including milk, eggs and bread. The move also includes retail price reductions on more than 600 lines, ensuring they are in line or cheaper than other national convenience stores.
A funding boost is also provided locally through Co-op’s Membership programme. Membership of the Co-op unlocks additional value with personalised offers and Member pricing benefits. In addition, Members are rewarded with 2p for every pound they spend on Co-op branded products which is added to their own personal Membership account balance, with Co-op donating the same amount to local causes and community organisations. So, Members can make a difference simply by shopping at Co-op.
“It is very exciting to be re-launching North Camp’s Co-op. Our aim is to operate at the heart of local life, and we are really looking forward to welcoming Members and customers into their new and improved store. We have worked to develop the range, choice and added services to create a compelling offer to serve our community conveniently - with a focus on delivering member value so that the people who own our business, our members, benefit every time they shop in their local Co-op," said Irfan Hameed, Co-op Store Manager.
The Co-op is one of the world’s largest consumer co-operatives, and alongside Food, Co-op operates Funeralcare, Insurance and Legal Services. Its Members own the business and play an intrinsic part in the governance of the organisation, and enjoy a wide number of benefits, including member-only pricing across everyday essentials. More information about the benefits of Co-op Membership is available by visiting www.coop.co.uk/