Actress Cherylee Houston launches local Co-op Food Store for community

June 01, 2015

Actress Cherylee Houston launched a Co-operative food store in Chorlton-cum-Hardy (near Manchester) on Friday, 29 May, which re-opened following an investment of more than £310,000 to transform the store and create a new shopping experience for the community.

The actress cut the ribbon and declared the new-look store at 349 Barlow Moor Road re-open following its major makeover.

Improvements in-store include a new bakery, and a focus on fresh, healthy foods, and essentials. It also includes an easy to use self-serve Costa coffee dispenser and, new refrigeration to enable the store to enhance its range of dairy and chilled produce.

The store will also extend its opening hours to 6am-10pm seven days a week.

In addition, a new role at the store, known as a Community Pioneer, will see a member of the food store team also working to foster involvement in community activities, from local fundraising initiatives to helping to understand and develop solutions to meet community needs.

Tina Williams, Manager of The Co-operative’s Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy store, said:

“We are thrilled to have made such a significant investment in our store. It has a great new-look and, it is an exciting time for the whole team – especially with Cherylee Houston kindly agreeing to re-launch the store for the community.

“We look forward to welcoming customers old and new into our new-look store. I am confident it will be an asset to the community, and 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, including a “Swipe & Win” promotion running until 9 June where customers simply need to present their Membership card at the checkout when they make a purchase in order to be in with a chance of winning.

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For further information:

Andrew Torr
The Co-operative Press Office
Tel: 07702 505 551