The Co-operative Group has opened a food store in Cwmbach, representing a £500,000 investment.

The new shop, located at a former car dealership, offers an in-store bakery and a Costa coffee dispenser alongside its focus on fresh, health food, meal ideas and wines.

Ben Williams, manager, said: “Our ambition is to establish the store as a local hub, a real asset for the community.”

John Hillman, acquisition manager for the Co-op in Wales, said: “The Co-op is moving forward with a clear purpose and momentum, and we continue to look for new sites where we can serve local communities and be at the heart of local life.”