Aldeburgh: Food store reopens after £460,000 makeover

The official re-opening of the refurbished Coop in Aldeburgh. Mayor Sara Fox and John Pendle (presid

The official re-opening of the refurbished Coop in Aldeburgh. Mayor Sara Fox and John Pendle (president of Coop) cut the ribbon. - Credit: Archant

Shoppers in a seaside town have a new-look foodstore on their main street after the premises were given a £460,000 refurbishment.

The East of England Co-operative’s new Co-op Daily store in High Street, Aldeburgh, has more locally sourced produce, better layout and a new welcoming atmosphere to help customers feel right at home.

The Co-operative movement has had a long association with the town.

The former Leiston Industrial Co-operative Society opened the first branch on the High Street in 1885 and moved to its current premises in 1950.

This later became Ipswich Co-op, then the Ipswich and Norwich Co-op before finally becoming the East of England Co-operative which serves the town today.

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Roger Grosvenor, executive officer for retail for the East of England Co-op, said: “We are proud to be right at the heart of Aldeburgh life and we are committed to making sure that our members and customers receive the best service, range of produce and community support that we can offer.

“Our food store on the High Street and our supermarket at Saxmundham Road ensure that residents and holidaymakers can find the best local produce; something that we are incredibly proud to offer.

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“Our investment in the High Street store and investment soon in the supermarket demonstrates our commitment to making sure that we serve the community for many years to come.”

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