New £1.6m Co-op store opens in North Somerset

The new Welcome Co-op store in Backwell
The new Welcome Co-op store in Backwell -Credit:Southern Co-op

Bosses of a new £1.6 million shop in North Somerset said the opening ‘promises to redefine convenience shopping in the area’.

The ‘Welcome Co-operative’ has opened at the Harvest petrol station in Backwell, creating 15 new jobs and providing a new supermarket in an area where people have had to travel across to Nailsea for their shopping.

The Station Road store was bought by Southern Co-op who spent £1.6 million on acquiring and refurbishing the old Harvest petrol station shop which, back in the 2000s was originally a Texaco.

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A spokesperson for Co-op said the new store is 2,100 square feet of retail space, and ‘promises to redefine convenience shopping in the area, providing essential services and delivering a fresh, modern shopping experience for locals.’

"We are thrilled to open the new Welcome Co-op store in Backwell," said store manager Kim Anderson. “Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional service and a diverse range of products to meet the needs of our valued customers. We look forward to becoming an integral part of the Backwell community and serving its residents,” she added.