New £1.6m Lincolnshire Co-op food store to open this week

    A new community hub featuring a food store and a pharmacy will open in Swineshead later this week after a major investment from Lincolnshire Co-op.

    The £1.6 million outlet in High Street will open on Thursday, July 19 and has created 15 jobs in the area.

    It features a range of services including an in-store bakery, fresh fruit and vegetables, groceries and lots of chilled space offering food-to-go, meal options and beers and wines.

    The development will provide much-improved facilities for the colleagues and patients of the Society’s pharmacy, which relocates from its current home to the hub, also in High Street.

    The new branch features a private consultation room and a larger dispensing area.

    Colleagues from the new Lincolnshire Co-op food store and pharmacy undertook a community project at Swineshead St Mary’s Primary School

    To prepare for the opening of their new outlet, colleagues from the food store and the pharmacy got together to help the local community by undertaking a staff volunteering project at Swineshead St Mary’s Primary School.

    Food Store Manager Emma Relton said: “It was great to do the volunteering so we could introduce ourselves to the community. Hopefully we can come back and do more in the future.

    “We’re all excited for the challenge of the new store opening and providing our valued services to people in the area.”

    The food store will open its doors at 7am on July 19 and the pharmacy will start welcoming customers from 9am.

    Every customer who shops on opening day will get a goodie bag from Lincolnshire Co-op’s own bakers Gadsby’s, featuring a honey and sunflower seed loaf and a chocolate orange cake. Those who spend over £15 will receive a free Pipers Crisps tasting box.