A Co-op in a Suffolk town will reopen with a fresh new look at the end of the week, a day later than first planned. 

The Co-op store in Clare, which closed on October 26 for refurbishment, will open its doors to customers on Friday, December 1, a day after it was originally due to open on November 30. 

The 2,000 sq ft store in Market Hill, which opens between 7am and 10pm daily and provides 11 local jobs, will relaunch with a new look, including an in-store bakery and new refrigeration with an extended range of fresh, chilled and frozen goods.

A Co-op spokesperson said there would also be a focus on meal ideas, everyday essentials, food-to-go, Fairtrade products, chilled beers and award winning wines, ready meals, pizzas and free-from items. 

East Anglian Daily Times: The Clare store has been closed since October 26The Clare store has been closed since October 26 (Image: Ben Robinson)

There will also be a free cash machine and soft plastic recycle unit providing a place for residents to deposit things like crisp packets, bread bags, lids from ready meals and yogurt pots. 

Emma Dye, manager of Co-op’s Clare store, said: “The store has a great new look, with an enhanced and improved range and choice.

"We are really looking forward to welcoming Members and customers back into their Co-op. Our aim is to operate at the heart of local life, and we’ve worked to develop the range, choice and services to create a compelling offer to serve and support our community, conveniently.

"This includes a focus on delivering member-value so that the people who own our business, our members, benefit every time they shop.”

The shop will open at 7am on December 1 and there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10am.