The Co-operative Group is set to reopen two food stores in north Wales as part of a £2.75m investment.

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A new forecourt store in Old Colwyn, which is set to reopen on 26 September after a £1m overhaul, will offer a range of essentials, hot food and an in-store bakery, as well as a Costa coffee dispenser and customer car parking.

Following a £1.75m investment, another new store is set to open on the site of a former church hall in Rhos-on-Sea.

Both new stores will run on 100% renewable electricity and will offer members of the Co-op’s Membership scheme a 5% reward when they purchase own-brand products and services, with the Co-op giving a further 1% to local causes.

Co-op Group area manager, Carl Pettersson, said: “We have been receiving a great response and reaction to the improvements. Both stores enable Co-op to better serve the community - we are delighted to have the opportunity to make further significant investment in North Wales.

“Our aim is for the stores to operate at the heart of local life - a community hub. Making a difference and creating value in their communities through job creation, support for local causes and backing for Welsh agriculture and local suppliers. The investment is a great way for the Co-op to mark its 175th anniversary year.”

The Co-op Group has enjoyed 22 consecutive quarters of like-for-like sales growth in its food stores, with total sales up by 3% and like-for-like sales up by 1.7% according to its latest results for the forst half of 2019.