Central England Co-operative has announced that its new food store in Station Road, Reepham, will officially open on Friday 20 November.
The store will feature self-scan till points, a customer car park, a free hot and cold water refill station, a phone charging area and a customer toilet, and will be open from 7 am to 10 pm, Monday to Sunday.
In line with the latest government guidance, the store will have a range of social distancing measures in place, including floor markings, one-way system, external queuing, hygiene measures, such as a hand-sanitising station upon entry, and safety devices, such as plastic screens at checkouts and face coverings and visors for staff.
Store manager Brad Tuckfield said: “We are delighted that we will finally be opening the doors and welcoming the community into our brand-new store in Reepham.
“These are not the circumstances that we ever imagined launching this fantastic new store in, but we are looking forward to being there with the vital food and essentials locals need in these uncertain times and to being a part of a great community.”
Both the inside and the outside of the store have almost been completed, the car park has been finished, the store’s frontage is almost ready for its external fascia to be installed, and eco-friendly fridges and lighting have started to be installed.
It will offer a range of products, including fresh fruit and vegetables, an in-store bakery, chilled beers and wines, fresh and frozen products, and a selection of food to go.
It will also offer lottery, Paypoint, Collect Plus and foreign currency, as well as a Costa Coffee machine, customer seating inside and out, and a free cash machine.
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