Harpenden supermarket reopening after £1.6m revamp

PUBLISHED: 10:48 01 November 2018 | UPDATED: 11:52 01 November 2018

A Harpenden Co-op on Southdown Road is reopening following a revamp. Picture: Jon Super

A Harpenden Co-op on Southdown Road is reopening following a revamp. Picture: Jon Super

Jon Super

A Harpenden supermarket is set to reveal a new look following a £1.6million revamp.

Six new jobs have been created by the Co-op on Southdown Road, which will open for business with a new interior on November 9 - complete with a wide range of fresh fruit and vegetables, ready-to-go hot food, a Costa Coffee machine, award-winning wines, and an in-store bakery and Post Office.

There is also a free home delivery service for anyone spending more than £25, which Co-op envision will be popular for people without access to transport, the elderly, and parents of young children.

Store manager Angelo Imbriano said: “We are delighted to be undertaking such a significant investment in Harpenden and we’re confident that the improvements will help us to better serve the community. It’s an exciting time for the whole team.”

The Local Community Fund will also be available from the store. This is a scheme which sees Co-op donate one per cent from every purchase of own-brand products to local causes.

Current beneficiaries include Redbourn Scout Group, Roundwood Park PTA, and The Grove School PTA.

Area manager Danny Howarth added: “The Co-op is moving forward with a clear purpose and momentum. Our ambition is to ensure the store is a local hub, a real asset for the community.

“We also want shoppers to know that they can become a co-owner and member of their Co-op. Our members make a difference locally and simply by swiping their membership card when they shop with us they are raising much needed funding for organisations in their area who contribute to improving local life.”

Co-op members are able to choose which group they would like to support online.

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