Lincolnshire Co-operative Society has expanded into a new trading area with its latest store, a £.12m development in Goxhill, creating 15 full and part time jobs.
The store offers a has a 15-space car park and offers a wide variety of groceries, locally sourced goods including meat, an in-store bakery and a Costa Coffee machine, plus a selection of hot food to go.
Shoppers at the Howe Lane store will enjoy a range of benefits including money back on their shopping and support for local charities if they sign up for membership to the co-op.
Every time a member uses their dividend card, the society makes a donation to good cause as part of its community champions scheme. For Goxhill, the current community champion is Harbour Place, a homelessness charity based in Grimsby.
The first day’s business, on 10 February, saw shoppers handed free pastries and the first 50 customers were given a bouquet of flowers, while the official opening on 15 February will see donations of £250 made to Harbour Place and Goxhill Parish Council.
Store manager Lee Chaplin said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone to this brand new food store and we hope that lots of people come to say hello on opening day.
“As well as offering customers a convenient place to do their shopping, this store will also give local residents the chance to sign up to be members of Lincolnshire Co-op, collect dividend and take advantage of other member benefits like exclusive offers and events.”
Lincolnshire Co-op is an independent co-operative society with more than 270,000 members in Lincolnshire, Newark and surrounding counties.
It employs more than 2,900 local staff and runs over 215 outlets across its trading area including food stores, filling stations, post offices, pharmacies, coffee shops, travel agencies and funeral services.