Central England Co-operative has revealed it has invested over £13.4 million and created dozens of jobs as part of ongoing efforts to improve the experience of customers during 2018.
Throughout the year the Society has opened 10 new Food Stores and six new Funeral Homes as well as relaunching 22 funeral sites and 30 convenience stores.
The major development programme has seen individual areas such as Derbyshire receive over £4 million, Leciestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottingham and the West Midlands receive over £1 million each and £700,000 spent in Yorkshire.
Members and customers have already been flocking to the new food stores and funeral homes to take a closer look at the new fixtures and fittings including the latest in pioneering new energy efficient refrigeration technologies to minimise environmental impact and LED lighting.
Anyone who visited a new store on launch day would have taken part in a special Golden Ticket Giveaway, which saw hundreds of people walk away with prizes ranging from 50″ televisions to Co-op vouchers.