New look for store

PUBLISHED: 14:06 16 January 2008 | UPDATED: 21:27 15 June 2010

PRIMARY school pupils from Axminster will take centre stage as the Co-op unveils its new-look £200,000 South Street store on Thursday, January 24. Youngsters from Axminster Community Primary School and St Mary's Catholic Primary School have been invited t

PRIMARY school pupils from Axminster will take centre stage as the Co-op unveils its new-look £200,000 South Street store on Thursday, January 24.Youngsters from Axminster Community Primary School and St Mary's Catholic Primary School have been invited to cut the ribbon at a special ceremony to mark the occasion.The pupils will also be presented with donations of £100 for each school from store manager Louisa Furneaux-Harris."As a community retailer, it is appropriate that we involve the community in our special events and we are delighted our local schools are playing a central role in the relaunch of our store," said Louisa.Under the shop's new identity, the co-operative store will feature modern decor, 'access for all' automatic doors, new shelving, eco-friendly refrigerators and a 'more shopper-friendly layout'.A spokesman for the Co-op said: "The South Street store will offer a more comprehensive choice with an emphasis on fresh foods and an increased range including fruit and vegetables."There will be a wider selection of chilled beers and wines and the popular lottery and paypoint services will be retained."The Co-operative store closed yesterday (Tuesday) and will re-open at 7am on Thursday, January 24, while it is refurbished, for the unveiling at 10am.

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