Co-op to serve-up new-look Dolgellau food store following £875,000 investment

Co-op is set to relaunch its Dolgellau food store this week (Friday, 27 November) following an £875,000 programme of improvements.

The investment in the Co-op’s 6,300 sq ft store – which is located in Maes Talaran, Dolgellau, and supports 30 local jobs – sees customer car parking, bakery, Costa coffee express, photo booth and hot food alongside a focus on fresh, healthy produce, ready meals and pizzas, award-winning wines, free-from and vegan products, Fairtrade, food-to-go and, everyday essentials.

The Co-op’s own online shop – coop.co.uk/shop – offering home delivery in the area and click & collect has also rolled-out to Dolgellau, with products picked locally at the Maes Talaran store.

Students who are TOTUM cardholders – the new name for NUS extra – can pocket a 10% discount off groceries at the Co-op.

Contactless card payment limits are increased to £45, making it easier, quicker and safer to shop.

Chris Sutton, Co-op Store Manager, said: “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to make such a significant investment in our Dolgellau store – we have undertaken an extensive programme of works and the store really does have a great look and feel. We have worked to develop the range, choice, products and services that will create a really compelling offer locally to serve our community.

“Co-op is committed to connecting communities and making a difference locally, and to operating at the heart of local life. That is why we also want customers to know that they can become a Member of the Co-op. In addition to unlocking additional value and personalised offers, our Members make a difference to local causes, with Co-op now donating 2% to community causes every time a Member swipes their Membership card when buying own branded products.”

The Co-op’s Community Shopping Card makes it easier for those self-isolating or who have been instructed to stay at home to shop and pay for their essentials – cards can be purchased or topped-up by calling 0800 029 4592, enabling friends, families, neighbours or volunteers to shop on their behalf in store. While the store’s Food Share scheme works to minimise food waste and make a difference locally by supporting local not-for-profit organisations who work to tackle food insecurity.

Co-op provides a funding boost locally and saves shoppers money through its re-launched membership scheme. Members are rewarded with 2p in every pound they spend on Co-op branded products added to their Membership account balance. The Co-op also donates a further 2% to community causes.

Co-op has around 4.6M active Members, and alongside Food, it operates: Co-op Funeralcare, Insurance, Health and Legal Services.  

More information about the benefits of Co-op Membership is available by visiting https://www.coop.co.uk/membership