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A new 3,000 sq ft Bonmarché outlet has opened inside the Co-op’s revamped Louth store, marking the inaugural partnership between the Co-op and the value women’s wear fashion retailer.

The store will stock the latest trends in sizes 10-28, providing inspirational fashion for women and “will offer further value and choice for our member-owners and customers in Louth,” Mark Matthews, director of format & innovation at the Co-op, has said.

Matthews emphasised the Co-op’s commitment to creating added services that provide a compelling customer offer in the community.

Launch of brand new Louth Bonmarche store inside Louth Co-op

It follows Bonmarché’s plans to ramp up its expansion plans over the next 18 months and bring more stores to UK high streets.

Collections available will include the Lorraine Loves Edit; curated by TV presenter Lorraine Kelly, alongside its occasion wear collection designed by royal couturier David Emanuel.

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The store, located in Northgate, has undergone a 12-week major makeover to transform the shopping experience for its member-owners and customers in the community.

Supporting around 30 local jobs, the re-launch boasts a fresh new look and layout including hot food, bakery, and Costa coffee express.

Parcel collection services are also available for “added ease and convenience” through InPost Lockers and DPD.

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Kevin Ferguson Co-op’s Louth store manager highlighted the positive feedback the store has already received: “The whole team is delighted to have the opportunity to transform Co-op’s Louth store. The arrival of Bonmarché is a great addition, our aim is to operate at the heart of local life and we have worked to develop the range, choice and added services to serve our community. The store has a focus on delivering value, with member price savings across a wide range of everyday essentials so that the people who own our business, our member-owners, benefit every time they shop.”

Amanda Waterfield Bonmarché retail director said: “Bonmarché are delighted to be a part of the exciting re-launch of the Louth Co-op store and to be able to offer our fashion to the Louth customer. We cannot wait to meet the customers on the launch day, and hear their feedback on our current collections, and hope this opening will lead to more Co-op partnerships in the future.”