THE Co-op is set to serve-up a new-look food store in Great Sankey following a £600,000 investment supporting 15 jobs.

The Hawthorne Avenue shop, which will now run on 100 per cent renewable electricity, re-opened on Thursday after a two-week programme of works.

The new-look store includes a Costa coffee dispenser and in-store bakery, alongside its focus on fresh, healthy foods, meal ideas, award winning wines, food-to-go and, essentials.

The Co-op also brings a funding boost to the community through its membership scheme. Members receive a 5 per cent reward when they purchase own-brand products and services, with the Co-op giving a further 1 per cent to local causes.

Ian Hall, Co-op area manager, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to make further significant investment in the area.

"Our aim is for the store to operate at the heart of local life, create value locally and, make a difference in the community.

"The store has a great new look and range - it is all about delivering what our members and customers want, need and care about, conveniently.

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"We also want customers to know that they can become a co-owner and member of their Co-op, and that the Co-op gives back to its members and the community.

"Our members help us to make a difference locally when they shop with us, with Co-op donating 1 per cent to local causes when shoppers swipe their membership card when buying own-brand products.

"This development is a great way to mark the Co-op’s 175th anniversary year.”

There are offers and promotions in the store to mark its re-opening.