Published: August 10, 2010
New-look £170,000 Highbridge supermarket set to open

A supermarket chain has invested £170,000 in converting Highbridge's Somerfield store into a new Co-Op branded store, which is set to open later this week.

The new-look store in Southwell Crescent will open its doors for the first time this Friday (13th August) with a greater product range and improved service, according to bosses.

"As well as a new look and more spacious layout, it will feature enhanced product ranges, with an emphasis on fresh foods," Highbridge store manager Rob Prowton told

"We are proud to serve the local community and this investment in the store means we can now provide a much enhanced service."

"We will meet all the community’s daily food shopping needs and, in the best traditions of The Co-operative, make our contribution to community life."

The Highbridge store - which employs 25 staff - will offer product tastings and giveaways on launch day and over the weekend.

The conversion of the supermarket follows The Co-Operative Group’s £1.56 billion acquisition of the Somerfield supermarket chain last year. All Somerfield branches are being converted to Co-Operatives by 2011.


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