The Cornwall Services on the A30 is expanding with a new onsite Co-op franchise store.
The new store, near Bodmin, Cornwall due to open on March 18 is expected to create 20 jobs.
It is part of a £500,000 investment by Co-op in Cornwall.
Including an in-store bakery, the new Co-op will offer a wide selection of fresh produce, store cupboard essentials and ready meals including all the leading brands in addition to a selection of local regional items.
Erica Smedley, the store manager said: “Whether it’s popping in for essential groceries, a sandwich on the move or picking up a ready meal on the way home from work, everyone will benefit from great value prices, seven days a week opening and free and easy parking.”
The chain said it will be donating dinner kits, tote bags of essential groceries, to two local charities Fair Exchange Bodmin which is a community support group set up during the pandemic and St Petrocs, the charity working to end street homelessness in Cornwall and which already has a contactless collection point at Cornwall Services.
Iain Inchley from St Petrocs, said: “Maintaining a healthy diet for people experiencing homelessness can be difficult, but it has been even harder over the last year so food donations such as these are vital in helping people stay healthy and move forwards with their lives.”
Mark Upton, franchisee and part of the commercial team at Cornwall Services, said: “We believe the new Co-op will be a hugely popular addition for both locals and tourists alike – and being the first service station in the country to have a Co-op store on site is very exciting.”
By Olivier Vergnault
Source: In Your Area