Village Food Store Opens
Shoppers in Dunholme can take advantage of a new £1m food store opened
its doors on Friday, 24th October.
10 jobs have been created at the 3,000 sqft outlet on Market Rasen Road,
which will house an in-store bakery, lottery and an ATM machine.
Goods sold will include a wide range of groceries like local meat, born and reared in Lincolnshire, bread
and cakes from the Society’s own bakers Gadsby’s and products from the Love Local range,
sourced from smaller producers across Lincolnshire Co-op’s trading area.
will also be able to buy bread freshly baked on the premises from the in-store bakery.
There are 17 car parking spaces, plus two disabled spaces, and the outlet also
has energy-saving features including a heat reclamation system, LED lights and energy efficient fridges.
The store opened to the public at 7am on Friday, 24th October and its normal opening hours will be 7am
to 10pm, seven days a week.
An official opening ceremony for invited guests was held
on Thursday 23rd October where a £250 donation will be made to the Dunholme Jambusters WI Society. Attendees included
the Chair and Deputy Chair of West Lindsey District Council, the Chair and Vice-Chair of Dunholme Parish Council and a representative
from the Nettleham Woodland Trust where the co-op wood is sited.
from the Friends of Dunholme St Chad’s Primary CE School – the store’s first Community Champion –
was also in attendance with school children singing.
Store Development Manager Matthew
Wilkinson said: “As a co-operative, we share all our profits with the local community and part of that is investing
in and improving our services.
“We already have lots
of loyal members and customers who use our nearby Welton Food Store, so we’re delighted to provide them with another
convenient place to shop and hope to welcome lots of new people into the store.
meeting with people in the village we reworked the design of the store and we hope they’re pleased with how well it
fits into the surrounding area.”
is an independent co-operative society, with its head office in Lincoln. It has around 230,000 members in Lincolnshire,
Newark and surrounding counties and a locally elected board of directors who oversee the business. The Society employs more
than 2,700 local staff and runs over 200 outlets across its trading area including food stores, filling stations, post offices,
pharmacies, coffee shops, travel agencies and funeral services. It also manages and develops a large property portfolio.