A NEW Co-op Midcounties store has opened its doors in Moreton-in-Marsh following a makeover.

The 12,000 sq ft store on the High Street has a fresh new look after a £320,000 makeover and is also home to a Post Office and the SOHO Coffee Co, selling fresh food and organic Fairtrade coffee.

The store, that employs 56 local people, opened to the public last Thursday.

The new store retained the employment of all colleagues from the smaller co-op in the high street that has since closed.

As well as offering a wide range of grocery essentials, Co-Op Midcounties has sourced 897 food and drink products from 139 producers from Gloucestershire and neighbouring counties.

It also has a food-to-go offering, a free ATM machine and National Lottery terminal.

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Store manager, Mick Toth, said: “Our new look store is now open for business and my colleagues and I are so pleased to be here to serve the local community.

“We’re especially proud of the products we’ve been able to source from some amazing local producers for our The Best of Our Counties range.

“Sourcing from Gloucestershire and its neighbouring counties means we can cut food miles while supporting our local communities.

“It also means our customers know exactly where their food comes from and how it has been produced, providing peace of mind that it is of the highest quality and sustainably sourced.”

The store’s opening hours are Monday to Saturday 7am to 10pm, and Sunday 10am to 4pm.