Published: August 13, 2010
New-look Highbridge store opens after £170,000 revamp

There were celebrations at a supermarket in Highbridge on Friday (August 13th) when it re-opened following a £170,000 revamp.

The town's Somerfield store in Southwell Crescent has been given a makeover as it becomes a Co-Op.

Rob Prowton, store manager, is pictured above cutting a ribbon at Friday morning's opening ceremony in the new-look store.

"As well as a new look and more spacious layout, the store features 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 revamp of the store - which employs 25 staff - 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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