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New £1.5m food store opens in Clipstone

A new food store in Clipstone officially opened its doors to shoppers today after a major investment from Lincolnshire Co-op.

The £1.5m outlet on Cavendish Way has created 15 jobs for the local area. There’s a range of services including groceries, baked goods from Gadsby’s Bakery in Southwell, food-to-go options, chilled beers and wines, 100% British meat, takeaway Costa Coffee and a free-to-use ATM.

It stocks products from Lincolnshire Co-op’s Love Local range, which features goods sourced from the area, including apple juice from Starkey’s Fruit Farm in Southwell. A Free From range will also be on offer.

The food store is in the Cavendish Park Estate. It features a car park with 29 spaces and opens from 7am until 10pm seven days a week.

There are two units at the site which are being marketed to let and would be suitable for a range of uses.

Clipstone Food Store Manager Fay Pardy said: “It’s amazing to finally be open and start serving the community. All our colleagues have been fantastic and we’ve loved speaking to customers all morning.

“We have our own dividend card, which means members can collect and spend dividend, and our Community Champions fundraising scheme raises money for local good causes."

Lincolnshire Co-op is an independent co-operative society. The head office is in Lincoln and it mainly trades in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. It runs outlets including a food store in Sutton on Trent and food stores, a travel agency and a funeral home in Newark.

The Community Champions scheme sees a donation made to a good cause every time a member shops with their dividend card. Colleague fundraising and the carrier bag levy also goes into the pot. Throughout August, money will be raised for Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid. From September, the Community Champion will be Autism Unlimited.

Within the store, there will be social distancing measures in place including a limit on the number of customers shopping at one time, markings on the floor showing two metre distances, till screens and a sanitising station.

In line with national legislation, customers visiting the store will be required to wear a face covering.


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