16th June, 2021
The new-look 7,532 SQFT store in MediaCityUK will run on 100% renewable electricity.
It will include: coffee; bakery, fresh, healthy products, meal ideas, award winning wines, ready meals and pizzas, free-from, vegan and plant-based products, Fairtrade, and, everyday essentials.
A funding boost is also provided locally through Co-op’s Membership programme. Membership of the Co-op unlocks additional value through in-store offers, and sees Members rewarded with 2p in every pound they spend on Co-op branded products which is added to their own personal Membership account balance. The Co-op also donates the same amount to local causes.
Students in Media City who are TOTUM cardholders – the new name for NUS extra – receive a 10% discount at the Co-op.
Chris Moss, Co-op Acquisition Manager, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to open a new convenience store to serve the Media City community – Co-op is committed to operating at the heart of local life, and we are working to develop the range, choice, products and added services locally that I am confident will create a really compelling offer to serve the local community.”
Chris Reay Property Director for MediaCityUK said: “We are delighted that Co-op will be joining our MediaCityUK community. The Co-op Group has continuously proven to have a positive impact on local communities, and they are the ideal partner to meet our ever growing residential, worker and visitor community demand. This promises to be a very exciting and innovative partnership and we are delighted that they have identified MediaCityUK as a place they want to be part of.
Co-op’s history traces back to the Rochdale Pioneers in 1844. Today, its customer support centre is based at Angel Square, Manchester. It has around 4.6M active Members, and alongside Food, it operates: Co-op Funeralcare, Insurance and Legal Services. More information about the benefits of Co-op Membership is available by visiting https://www.coop.co.uk/membership