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Store re-opens with a modern look
12:00pm Thursday 22nd August 2013 in News
THE SOUTHERN Co-operative’s store in Overton was officially reopened following refurbishment.
Michael Taylor, the Southern Co-operative’s retail business manager at the store, said: “We now have a greater choice of local produce in our local flavours range, a new ‘freefrom’ range, more chilled goods and an increased grocery range.
“There are five tills, previously four, which will mean quicker service and we’ve also added a free-to-use cash dispenser.”
Michael added: “We’ll be reducing our energy consumption in-store, too, as doors have been added to the chiller cabinets and we’ve installed LED lighting.
“The store has a fresher, modern feel to it now and I really hope our customers will like the new look and improved range.”
The first 50 customers into the store were given a free box of chocolates and money-saving offers as well as the chance to win £150 vouchers.
Also, with the council fundraising for a defibrillator, the Southern Co-operative donated £500 as a contribution.
Dr Tom Ridler, chairman of Overton Parish Council, said: “The Overton Co-op fulfils a vital role in the commercial heart of the village and consequently Overton Parish Council is delighted that the shop has been refurbished to such a high standard.
“The new layout will ensure that a greater range of products will be available to parishioners, many of whom are dependent on the store for their day-to-day shopping needs.
“Overton Parish Council is also grateful to the Southern Co-operative for its generous contribution of £500 towards the cost of a community defibrillator, which is to be located in the centre of the village.”
The store, which is located at 15-17 Winchester Street in Overton, is open 6am-10pm Monday to Friday and 7am- 10pm Saturday and Sunday.
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