Axminster supermarket gets £250,000 facelift

PUBLISHED: 13:01 23 November 2010

Cutting the ribbon to mark the official opening of the newly refurbished Co-operative store in Axminster is manager Ray West helped by local primary school childre.

Cutting the ribbon to mark the official opening of the newly refurbished Co-operative store in Axminster is manager Ray West helped by local primary school childre.

Use of this image requires a MANDATORY credit: Picture by Kevin Clifford.

Pupils open upgraded Co-op store

AXMINSTER Co-op has unveiled a smart new look for its West Street supermarket following a £250,000 refurbishment.

Youngsters from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School and Axminster Community Primary School performed the ribbon cutting ceremony and were presented with donations of £100 for each school’s funds to mark the occasion.

The store has been transformed with contemporary décor, new fixtures plus a more shopper-friendly layout.

The emphasis is on chilled and fresh foods with an increase in the range.

There is also more in-store baked breads and pastries while popular services including Lottery and Paypoint are retained.

As part of The Co-operative’s policy to reduce the use of plastic bags, customers will be encouraged to use a greener alternative such as The Co-operative Fairtrade cotton Bag for Life, which costs 97p or the plastic Bag for Life, priced at 10p, which the store will replace for free and then recycle.

Manager Ray West said: “We provide a much valued service for the local community and I am confident our shoppers will be delighted with our improved store and wider selection of goods which will better meet all their daily grocery needs.”


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