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New Warsop food store wants to build community links

Posted onPosted on 4th May

Lincolnshire Co-op has opened its first food store in Warsop, creating 15 new jobs.

The £1.5m convenience store on Hetts Lane includes eco-conscious services, such as soft plastic recycling and a free water bottle refill station.

Energy usage in store is also reduced by around 20%, due to the installation of fridge doors throughout.

Lincolnshire Co-op is an independent co-operative society, operating in Lincolnshire and surrounding counties. Nearby to Warsop, it already has food stores in Clipstone, Worksop and Retford, and a travel branch and funeral home in Retford.

Customers are being encouraged to become members of Lincolnshire Co-op, enabling them to collect dividend on their purchases.

Already the branch is raising money through the co-operative’s Community Champions scheme, with funds going to Bassetlaw Hospice, Retford. A foodbank collection point situated in the store is giving donations to Community Action Response, a group that supports vulnerable people in Warsop and the surrounding area.

Warsop Food Store manager Fay Pardy said: “We were all really excited for opening day and it was amazing to have so many customers stop by. The feedback we’ve received has been fantastic. We’re looking forward to building a strong relationship with the local community.”