Co-op is set to serve-up a new-look, larger, food store with an increased range and choice to serve the Gourock community.

Launching on 10 February, the convenience retailer is relocating to a new 4,300 sq ft store in Cardwell Road, Gourock, with the new store larger than Co-op’s two existing sites in the town combined.

The new Cardwell Road store will support 25 local jobs – including John McInulty who marks 50 years working for Co-op next year and will transfer from the Shore Street store. The new location enables Co-op to enhance the range and choice of products and services for its Members and customers, and will open between 6am-10pm daily.

Co-op’s new store will include customer car parking with an electric vehicle charging space; a free ATM to provide access to cash in the town, an in-store bakery, hot food, Rollover hot dogs and, Costa coffee dispenser. This sits alongside an increased focus on fresh, healthy products; meal ideas; everyday essentials; food-to-go; Fairtrade products, chilled beers and award winning wines; ready meals and pizzas and, free-from; vegan and plant-based products – including Co-op’s exclusive vegan range, GRO.

Convenient parcel collection is available through Amazon Lockers, the Click and Collect of groceries is available through Co-op’s own online shop – shop.coop.co.uk and, quick and easy home delivery is available through Deliveroo.

A funding boost is provided locally through Co-op’s Membership programme. Membership of Co-op unlocks additional value through in-store offers and deals. In addition, Members are rewarded with 2p in every pound they spend on Co-op branded products which is added to their own personal Membership account balance, and Co-op also donates the same amount to local causes and, community organisations – so, Members can make a difference simply by choosing Co-op own branded products.

A soft plastic recycle unit is also available in store to enable the community to recycle ‘soft plastics’ including: crisp packets and bread bags, lids from ready meals and yogurt pots, biscuit wrappers and, pet food pouches. This means that all Co-op’s own food packaging is recyclable through either local authority kerbside collections, or its in-store soft plastic recycling unit.

Young Scot cardholders and, students in Gourock who are TOTUM cardholders – the new name for NUS extra – also receive a 10% discount off groceries at Co-op.

Mike Grant, Co-op Store Manager, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to launch Co-op’s newest store, and we are really looking forward to welcoming the community into their new-look Co-op.  Our aim continues to be to operate at the heart of local life, and we have worked to develop the range, choice, products and added services to create a really compelling offer to serve the community, conveniently.”

Co-op is one of the world’s largest consumer co-operatives, it is owned by Millions of UK consumers and alongside Food, it has interests across funerals, insurance and legal services. More information about the benefits of Co-op Membership is available by visiting https://www.coop.co.uk/membership



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