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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2016-11-17

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Co-operative has opened a new store in Formby
Photographs by Patrick Trollope.

THE Co-operative Food is 1 of the largest food retailer that is a unique family of businesses owned by it's members. The Co-operative Group now expanding it membership once again, since the business had its worst crisis in 20 years. The group say that it is now well out of the slump, thanks to it becoming the best attractive to the massive, international supermarket chains.  This is partly down to its great value food and ethical trading practices.  The new Formby store is just 1 of many new stores opening on the back of this new wave of confidence.  If you do not know where the new store is located, it can be found on the junction of Queen's Road and Froster Road, on the site of what was Kippax Newsagents.

The new store has everything you expect in a convenience store, plus parking. The layout inside is far bigger than it looks, with shelves packed full of everything from magazines and newspapers, to birthday cards, plus alcoholic drinks, plus lots of other essentials. But the main focus is on fresh, healthy foods, meal ideas including selling fresh fruit and vegetables! The store even includes an in store bakery! This local convenience store will be just that for many of the locals within the area.

Formby's, like so many other Co-Op stores will be supporting a wide range of It also delivers a lot to the local community groups.  The chain is already supporting likes of the Southport Scorpions Display, a Gymnastics Club.  On the stores preview night we met one of that very team who lives very close to the new Formby store.  So supporting the group not only helps to keep jobs in the area, but also helps the local community!

For more information about the Co-Op please click on here.

These are a few photos we took at the pre-opening event, on Wednesday, 16 November 2016. The new store is now open between 7am to 10pm daily.


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