Radstock Co-operative opens new Bridgwater store

The store brings the total number in the society's retail estate to 19

Radstock Co-operative has opened a new store in Bridgwater, Somerset.

The society, which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, also recently opened a store in Weston-super-Mare, bringing the total number of stores in the retail estate to 19.

The Bridgwater store is the retailer’s second store on the Somerset coast and has been purpose-built to a high specification incorporating many environmentally, energy-efficient features, generous aisle widths to aid navigation and a light and airy environment to add to the customer experience.

The normal grocery, chilled and frozen ranges are complemented with an extensive hot and cold food-to-go offering including burgers, hotdogs, pasties, breakfast products and freshly baked bread and pastries from the instore bakery. There is also a Costa Coffee Express and a Slush Puppy machine.

Radstock Co-op is also supporting local suppliers through stocking a range of local ciders, ales, wines and chilled dairy and meat products.

“We have certainly got the year off to a great start with two new store openings within a few weeks of each other,” said Don Morris, chief executive of Radstock Co-operative.

“We are committed to growing our retail estate in order that we can ensure the business’s sustainability for future generations. We hope to become an intrinsic part of community life and we look forward to forging links with local groups and businesses for the benefit of our neighbours. It’s also good that we can provide job opportunities to the area.”

Pupils from the nearby Elmwood School came along to carry out the official ‘cutting-of the-ribbon’ duty to declare the Bridgwater store open for business. The Radstock Co-op made a cheque presentation of £250 to the School to mark the start of its relationship with the local community.

The Radstock Co-op made a cheque presentation of £250 to the School to mark the start of its relationship with the local community
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