Co-op reopens four revamped UK forecourts in a week

Co-op undertook an extensive programme of works after acquiring the former Pearce’s Garage site in Drakewells, Gunnislake in Cornwall, developing a new purpose-built 2,250sq ft convenience store.

The retailer also launched a new petrol filling station with a purpose-built 2,700sq ft convenience store following a £2.75m investment in Pontyates, Carmarthenshire, in addition to an overhaul of the fuel infrastructure. The store now includes Amazon Lockers, customer car parking, hot food, Costa coffee express, and bakery.

Co-op’s existing site in Coppenhall, Crewe, was also given a major makeover with the onsite food store more than doubling in size. In addition, the retailer’s petrol station and store in Roundhay, Leeds, also re-opened this week following a revamp.

Eddie Jenkinson, national fuels manager at Co-op, said: “The sites have all been transformed following major investment, and all have the Co-op’s new look and feel.

“A petrol filling station is a local hub – providing the food and fuel needs for communities with extended stores to offer greater convenience and choice for consumers shopping closer to where they live or work.

Co-op is committed to connecting communities and making a difference locally, and our aim is to operate at the heart of local life.”