The Cranfield Co-op store on Mill Road is to relocate to the site currently occupied by Budgens on the village’s High Street.
The new store is more than double the size of the current site, and it is hoped it will be able to launched to serve the community before the year-end. A spokesperson for the Co-op said that under the plans, colleagues would relocate to the new location. The Chronicle understands that the staff at both stores were told of the changes last week.
The new, larger Co-op would include customer car parking, bakery, an enhanced range of fresh, healthy products, meal ideas, award winning wines, ready meals and pizzas, free-from, vegan and plant-based products, Fairtrade, and, everyday essentials.
Self-scan tills will be added for extra ease, speed and convenience.
A spokesperson for Co-op, said:
“We are delighted that there is an opportunity to carry out such a significant investment in Cranfield and create a new, larger store to better serve the community – the store will have a fantastic new look and, we will work to develop the range, choice, products and added services locally to create a really compelling offer to serve our community.
“Co-op is committed to connecting communities and making a difference locally, and our aim is to operate at the heart of local life. We also want customers to know that they can become a Member of the Co-op.
“In addition to unlocking additional value and personalised offers for themselves, our Members help to make a difference to local causes – Co-op donates 2p in every pound to community causes when Members swipe their Membership card when buying own-branded products – so by shopping at the Co-op our Members are also helping to make good things happen in the community.”
Co-op said it has around 4.6M active Members. More information about the Co-op Membership scheme is available by visiting Co-op Membership.