12th May, 2021

New-look Rubery Co-op - set to reopen after £600k revamp - now runs on 100 per cent renewable energy

THE NEW-LOOK Rubery Co-op will reopen its doors on Thursday, February 18, after a £600,000 revamp.

The store – which is almost 3,000sq ft, is now running on 100 per cent renewable electricity and the move will support 18 local jobs.

It opens between 7am and 10pm seven days a week and has a customer car park, bakery, coffee express, Fairtrade food, food-to-go, ready meals, healthy produce and everyday essentials.

Work has also been carried out to the back of shop area, warehousing and refrigeration to further improve availability, range and choice.

And for additional ease, speed and convenience, online click and collect is available through Co-op’s own online shop – coop.co.uk/shop and Hermes parcel collection is also available.

Students in Rubery who are TOTUM cardholders – the new name for NUS extra – can pocket a 10 per cent discount off groceries at the Co-op.

Contactless card payment limits are increased to £45, making it easier, quicker and safer to shop.

Sophie Ormrod, Rubery Co-op manager, said: “We are delighted to have an opportunity to invest in our Rubery food store.

“It has a great new look, and we have worked to develop the range, choice, products and services locally that will create a really compelling offer to serve the community.

“Co-op is committed to connecting communities and making a difference locally and so I also want customers to know that they can become a Member of the Co-op.

“In addition to unlocking additional value and personalised offers, our members also make a difference to local causes, with Co-op now donating two per cent to community causes every time a member swipes their Membership card when buying own-branded products.”

Co-op’s Community Shopping Card makes it easier for those self-isolating or who have been instructed to stay at home to shop and pay for their essentials. Cards can be purchased or topped-up by calling 0800 029 4592, enabling friends, families, neighbours or volunteers to shop on their behalf in store.

Members are rewarded with 2p in every pound they spend on Co-op branded products added to their own personal membership account balance. The Co-op also donates a further two per cent to community causes.

Co-op has around 4.6million active members. Visit https://www.coop.co.uk/membership for more on membership.

And the Rubery Co-op stocks copies of the Bromsgrove and Droitwich Standard free every Friday.

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