Whalley’s brand-new Co-op store is due to open following a £630,000 investment - creating 16 jobs for local people.
The store, located on King Street (the former Whalley Arms pub), is scheduled to open on May 31st and will have an in-store bakery and Costa coffee dispenser, alongside fresh, healthy foods, meal ideas, award-winning wines and essentials.
Whalley’s Co-op will also bring a funding boost to local good causes including – Friends of Barrow School, Lancashire Women’s Centres BodyFit Programme and St Peter and St Paul’s School – through its membership scheme. Members receive a 5% reward on the purchase of own-brand products and services, with the Co-op donating a further 1% to local good causes.
Simon Douglas, store manager, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to carry out such a significant investment in Whalley and we are really looking forward to serving the local community. Our ambition is to ensure the store is a local hub, a real asset for the community.”
There will be offers and promotions in and around the store to mark its launch. And, students in the area holding a NUS extra card also receive a 10% discount off their groceries at the Co-op to support them during their studies.