Co-op launches a new-look, larger, food store  with increased range and choice to serve the Kelty community, conveniently.

Piper Daniel Stennett heralded the opening the new store as the convenience retailer relocated to its new purpose-built 3,650 sq ft store in Cocklaw Street, Kelty, Fife.

The new store is more than 1,200 sq ft larger than its former Main Street site, with the new Cocklaw Street store supporting 26 local jobs – including the creation of new positions – and opening between 6am-10pm daily.

Co-op’s new store includes customer car parking, a free ATM to provide access to cash in the village; Post Office services, an in-store bakery, hot food and, Costa coffee dispenser. This sits alongside an increased focus on fresh, healthy products; meal ideas; everyday essentials; food-to-go; Fairtrade products, chilled beers and award winning wines; ready meals and pizzas and, free-from; vegan and plant-based products – including Co-op’s exclusive vegan range, GRO.

The Click and Collect of groceries is also available through Co-op’s own online shop – shop.coop.co.uk – for added ease and convenience.

David Suttie, Co-op Store Manager, said: “We have had a great response. We are delighted to launch Co-op’s newest store, it has a great look and feel and we are really looking forward to welcoming the community into their new-look store. Our aim continues to be to operate at the heart of local life, and make a positive difference in the community. I would like to extend a very warm welcome to our new customers, along with our existing members, customers and friends of Kelty Co-op – we have worked to develop the range, choice, products and added services to create a really compelling offer to serve our community, conveniently.”

A funding boost is provided locally through Co-op’s Membership programme. Membership of Co-op unlocks additional value through in-store offers and deals. In addition, Members are rewarded with 2p in every pound they spend on Co-op branded products which is added to their own personal Membership account balance, and Co-op also donates the same amount to local causes and, community organisations – so, Members can make a difference simply by choosing Co-op own branded products.

Local causes currently benefitting include: the volunteer-led Kelty Community Cinema; The Stephen Lyon Organisation and, Cowden in the Community.

A soft plastic recycle unit is also available in store to enable the community to recycle ‘soft plastics’ including: crisp packets and bread bags, lids from ready meals and yogurt pots, biscuit wrappers and, pet food pouches. This means that all Co-op’s own food packaging is recyclable through either local authority kerbside collections, or its in-store soft plastic recycling unit.

Young Scot cardholders and, students in Kelty who are TOTUM cardholders – the new name for NUS extra – also receive a 10% discount off groceries at Co-op.

Co-op is one of the world’s largest consumer co-operatives, it is owned by Millions of UK consumers and alongside Food, it has interests across Funerals, Insurance and Legal Services.

More information about the benefits of Co-op Membership is available by visiting https://www.coop.co.uk/membership

PHOTO: Daniel Stennett (piper)

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