THE REFURBISHED Co-operative foodstore at Mayfield Terrace in Arbroath will be launched on Thursday after a £250,000 upgrade.
And to celebrate the re-opening of the new-look facility, youngsters from St Thomas’ Primary School and Hayshead Primary School will perform a ribbon cutting ceremony and will each be presented with a donation of £100 to mark the occasion.
The investment in Arbroath brings a brand new layout to the store, new contemporary décor, eco-refrigeration and a new kiosk.
The extensive ranges of fresh fruit and vegetables, new ranges, and higher welfare meat and fish have remained, and as the leading supermarket supporter of Fairtrade foods, The Co-operative’s popular Fairtrade products continue to be offered in store. New seasonal ranges will be introduced throughout the year.
Uwan Ross, manager of the Mayfield Terrace store, said: “We operate in the heart of the community and by doing so provide an ideal location for people to shop locally. It is important that we continue to meet people’s needs and provide a welcoming environment in which to shop.
“Upgrading the store will freshen up the shopping experience and improve the vitality of Arbroath as a destination, and I look forward to welcoming customers into the new-look facility.”
The Co-operative is different because it gives profits back to members through the Membership scheme. Members can choose to keep the cash or donate all or part of their share to local good causes.
Membership of The Co-operative Group, which costs just £1, offers a range of benefits including a say in how stores are run and the opportunity to support The Co-operative’s campaigns on issues such as climate change and social inclusion.