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19th Oct, 2021

Mayor does the honours by opening the new Co-op store in Crabbs Cross

BOROUGH Mayor and ward Councillor Gareth Prosser was on hand to officially open the new Co-op store at Crabbs Cross.

On the site of the Fleece pub on Evesham Road, the opening follows a £750,000 investment by the Co-op and will support 17 local jobs, including six new ones.

The new 2,500 sq ft is around two-thirds larger than Co-op’s previous store which was located further down the road, with a larger back-of-shop area and warehousing to improve choice, range and availability.

It will be open daily from 6am to 10pm daily, and includes customer car parking, a bakery, Amazon Lockers, John Lewis Click and Collect and Costa coffee express, alongside everyday essentials.

Students in Redditch who are TOTUM cardholders – the new name for NUS extra – can pocket a ten per cent discount off groceries at the Co-op.

Store manager Pete Wainwright said: “We have had a great response, it is very exciting to launch a new Co-op store and create new jobs, the store has a fantastic new look, increased range and customer car parking.

“We are very much looking forward to serving the local community from our new store.”

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