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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2017-05-08

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CO-OP to serve up newest store in Aughton with funding boost for community groups

THE Co-op is set to serve up its newest food store later this month in Aughton, Ormskirk, following a ₤625,000 investment creating 14 new jobs.  The new store in Town Green Lane; which opened on Thursday, 10 August 2017, will deliver a funding boost for local good causes through its Membership scheme; Members receive a 5% reward on the purchase of own branded products and services, with a further 1% benefitting local good causes.  Groups initially set to benefit include:- Maghull Air Training Corp (ATC), which is raising funds for adventure equipment to support young people taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, and Carla Lane Animals in Need. The new store will offer an in store bakery alongside its focus on fresh, healthy foods, meal ideas, award winning wines and essentials.  Members of the community are invited to pop into the new store, on Wednesday, 9 August 2017, the evening before its launch, between 6pm to 9pm, for a preview. A chance to see the new store, meet the team, and find out more about the Co-op and the benefits of Membership.

Dan Lee, Store Manager for the new Co-op store, said:- "We are looking forward to welcoming members and customers into their new Co-op, it is an exciting time to be involved in the opening of the Co-op's newest store. The Co-op is moving forward with a clear purpose and momentum. Our ambition is to establish the store as a local hub, a real asset for the community. We want shoppers to know that they can become a co-owner and member of their Co-op. We are also giving back to the community. Our members can make a difference locally, simply by swiping their membership card when they shop with us they can raise much needed funding for organisations in the area who contribute to improving local life. There are offers and promotions in and around the new store to mark its launch, plus students in Ormskirk holding the NUS extra card will also receive a 10% discount off their groceries."


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