The Midcounties Co-operative has reopened a store in Stourport, Worcestershire, with a refreshed look and a new locally-sourced products range.

The Lombard Street store was officially reopened by the mayor of Stourport Councillor Ken Henderson last week while customers were invited to take part in a special cooking demonstration to mark the store’s opening. The store manager presented a cheque for £500 to the mayor for the Midlands Air Ambulance charity as a goodwill gesture. 

The 17-week long renovation project and £1.2m investment has transformed the store, with the introduction of new facilities and services to create a ‘village under one roof’, which includes a Post Office, Coffee Republic café, and Co-operative Healthcare and Co-operative Travel branches.

The store has also revamped its products range with the addition of 400 new products from Worcestershire and its neighbouring counties. Specialist experts in areas such as meat, fish, deli, bakery and beers wines and spirits will be on hand to help customers choose from these new additions and provide information and recommendations. 

Dean Marchant, manager of the Midcounties Co-operative Food in Stourport, said: “As we’re based in the heart of the community, we’re committed to investing in Stourport and providing brand new services for our customers to enjoy. It was great to welcome along our mayor to celebrate the occasion and give away a luxury food hamper to one lucky customer on the day. 

“We were inspired by the ‘village under one roof’ approach, where customers can catch up with friends over coffee, pick up their prescriptions or even book a holiday all while doing their weekly grocery shop.”