Major investment by Central England Co-op brings a brand-new look to Derby food store

Posted by james brindle | Published: 30/05/2022

A Central England Co-op shop in the Derby suburb of Heatherton Village has been transformed with a significant investment giving a boost to the local community.

The food store in Hollybrook Way has received a makeover to give it a lighter, fresher feel and includes some exciting new features and ranges for locals to enjoy.

The community food store in Hollybrook Way has been undergoing the makeover in recent weeks with changes including:

  • New product ranges to suit shoppers’ tastes      
  • A fantastic new food to go section with features such as a Tango Ice Blast machine and a free water refill station
  • Refreshed signage and decoration inside and out
  • New self-checkouts

Store Manager Tracey Healey said: “It’s fantastic for the team and for our great community in Heatherton Village that our store has been chosen for this major investment and it’s given us all a real boost.

“It’s a big refresh with a really nice new look and feel. We’re delighted to have some great new offers for our customers and members such as the Tango Ice Blast machine and the free water refills, as well as the self-checkouts which are proving a hit.

“We’ve already had some really positive feedback with people saying it feels much bigger and it has created a much more pleasant shopping experience which we’re delighted to hear.

“We’ve been really looking forward to showing our loyal customers and members the finished transformation and I would like to thank them for their continued support and for their patience while we brought our new look store to life – I hope they agree with us that it’s been worth it.”

The Heatherton Village Food Store is open Monday to Saturday 7am-10pm and Sunday 8am-10pm. The store has a wide range of products from everyday necessities to something a little more special and also offers a lifesaving defibrillator, cash machine, Lottery, Collect Plus/Paypoint, an instore bakery and customer car parking.


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 contact: James Brindle, Public Relations Lead

Contact details: email and telephone 07392 080028.