Central England Co-operative has reopened its Downing Drive, Leicester, store after spending £300,000 on a refurbishment.

The investment went on new fixtures and fittings, including what it said were the latest in pioneering energy-efficient refrigeration and LED lighting technologies to minimise the shop’s environmental impact.

The store sells everyday necessities to “something a little more special”, including fresh and local fruit and vegetables, chilled beers and wines and fresh and frozen products.

It also has a Post Office, Paypoint, Lottery and free cash machine.

James Greasley, the store manager, said customers had responded positively to the refurbishment.

The shop opens from 7am-9pm Monday to Saturday and 8am-8pm Sunday.

Central England Co-op is projected to make gross sales of £958m in 2016/17.