Friday, 15 December 2017

Refurbished store re-opens and post office may move in

SHOPPERS have been given their first sight of the new-look Midcounties Co-operative food store in

SHOPPERS have been given their first sight of the new-look Midcounties Co-operative food store in Watlington.

The Couching Street shop re-opened last week following a 10-day closure for a £350,000 refurbishment.

During the closure, the company set up a temporary shop in its car park.

The 2,986sq ft store now has LED lighting that will help reduce its carbon footprint and will offer new lines including a “food to go” range.

Manager Jon Little said: “Our revamped store will offer our customers an enhanced shopping experience as we’ve focused not only on creating a shop that looks great and is easy to navigate but one that offers more of the products and services our customers want, maximising convenience for local people.



“Excitement has been building since we closed our doors for renovation and, based on the reaction we’ve seen from the first shoppers to visit the new-look store, it seems that the hard work has been worth it.

“We look forward to welcoming more visitors in the coming weeks.”

Meanwhile, a public consultation on plans to move the town’s post office from High Street into the Co-op ended last week.

The Post Office says the move will enable it to open every day and an extra 66 hours a week.

Post Office services would be delivered from two open-plan tills at the shop counter from 6am to 10pm.



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