A BUSINESS is set to serve-up a new store in Penyffordd this week with a £525,000 investment creating up to 14 local jobs.

Located in Hawarden Road next to the Millstone Public House, the new Co-op store will run on renewable electricity, and includes customer car parking, Amazon Lockers, costa coffee express and a bakery.

Ruth Brown, Co-op store manager, said: “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to make such a significant investment in Penyffordd, the store has a great look and feel, and we have introduced additional services to create a really compelling convenience offer locally such as Amazon Lockers and Costa coffee - we are looking forward to serving the community.”

Co-op area manager, Catrin Thomas, added: “Co-op is committed to connecting communities and making a difference locally, and our aim is to operate at the heart of local life. That is why we also want customers to know that they can become a member of their Co-op, and that they can make a difference to local causes every time they swipe their membership card when buying own branded products.”

Students who are TOTUM cardholders - the new name for NUS extra – can pocket a 10 per cent discount off groceries at the Co-op.

Contactless card payment limits are increased to £45, making it easier, quicker and safer to shop.

The retailer’s Food Share scheme works to minimise food waste and make a difference locally, supporting local not-for-profit organisations who work to tackle food insecurity and share food with those in need in the community.

The Co-op’s Community Shopping Card makes it easier for those self-isolating or who have been instructed to stay at home to shop and pay for their essentials - cards can be purchased or topped-up by calling 0800 029 4592, enabling friends, families, neighbours or volunteers to shop on their behalf in store.