Central England Co-op reveals launch date for brand new store in Yorkshire village

Posted by james brindle | Published: 25/01/2022

Central England Co-op can today reveal when its brand new community store opening in Armthorpe, Doncaster will open its doors.

The retailer will officially open its new store based on the site of the former The Acorn pub in Hatfield Lane, Armthorpe on Friday, 4 February.

The community food store will offer shoppers an expansive range of products and features are set to include self-service checkouts, an extensive food to go section including hot food, Costa Coffee and Tango Ice Blast machines, a customer car park, customer toilets and a lifesaving defibrillator and free bicycle repair station for the local Armthorpe community.

It will also include a food bank collection point supporting Doncaster Food Bank as it continues to manage the increased demand caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Armthorpe Central England Co-op Store Manager Lyn Hunter said: “Our brand new store in Armthorpe is close to being ready to launch offering a bright, modern shopping experience for the local community, with a host of exciting features and product ranges.

“We can’t wait to open the doors and to be part of this great community in Armthorpe and keep them stocked with vital food and essentials in these uncertain times.”

The Hatfield Lane food store will be open from 7am to 10pm, Monday to Sunday.

The store will offer a wide range of products from everyday necessities to something a little more special.

This includes fresh fruit and vegetables, an in-store bakery offering breads and pastries, chilled beers and wines, fresh and frozen product and Irresistible product ranges.

Customers will also have the option to use Scan and Go allowing them to use a mobile app to help make their shopping experience even easier, while there will also be Lottery, Paypoint and a free cash machine available.


Notes to editors

About Central England Co-operative

Central England Co-operative is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK with interests in food, funeral, floral and property investment.

Owned by hundreds of thousands of members, its over 8,000 colleagues serve customers across 400 plus trading sites in 20 counties in the East and West Midlands, Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

Its purpose is to inspire communities to create a sustainable Society for all.

It actively campaigns for the Government to increase sentencing for violent attacks on retail workers and works with FareShare Midlands and hundreds of food banks, generating enough food donations to create over 2.1 million meals for people in need.

The Society embraces inclusivity and equality and is a signed-up member to the Business in the Community (BITC) Race at Work Charter, while it is also fully committed to addressing the impact of climate change and is on track to be Carbon Neutral by 2030. 

It invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities through its Community Dividend Fund scheme which has seen over £175,000 shared out between 116 good causes over the past 12 months.

Central England Co-op was named Leading Co-op of the Year by Co-operatives UK in 2021.

Press office contacts: Rob Smyth and James Brindle

Phone - 01543 421390

Email - publicrelations@centralengland.coop