THE Co-op has served up a new-look Knutsford food store and Post Office following a £700,000 investment.

The near 3,000 sq ft store in Princess Street, which supports 15 local jobs, runs on 100 per cent renewable electricity and is now open until 10pm on Sunday.

The store and Post Office had been closed since October 31 to allow for the work to take place.

The store includes Post Office services, Seattle’s Best Coffee, hot food and bakery alongside a focus on fresh, healthy produce, ready meals and pizzas, wines, free-from and vegan products, Fairtrade, food-to-go and everyday essentials.

The store is also soon to offer online click and collect through Co-op’s own online shop -

Students who are TOTUM cardholders - the new name for NUS extra – can pocket a 10 per cent discount off groceries at the Co-op.

Contactless card payment limits are increased to £45, making it easier, quicker and safer to shop.

Craig Barnes, Co-op area manager, said: “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to make such a significant investment in our Knutsford store - it has a great new look and feel.

“We have undertaken an extensive programme of works to develop the range, choice, products and services locally that will create a really compelling offer in the community.

“Co-op is committed to connecting communities and making a difference locally and, to operating at the heart of local life.

“That is why we also want customers to know they can become a member of the Co-op.

“In addition to membership unlocking additional value and personalised offers, our members also make a difference to local causes, with Co-op now donating two per cent to community causes every time a member swipes their membership card when buying own branded products.”

The Co-op’s Community Shopping Card makes it easier for those self-isolating or who have been instructed to stay at home to shop and pay for their essentials.

Mike Ball, Post Office partner account executive, said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused to our customers during the work.

“The safety of our customers is of paramount, therefore, to allow for the building work to take place it was necessary for the service to close temporarily.”