The Radstock Co-operative is proud to extend its trading area from Somerset across into the County of Wiltshire with the launch of its new purpose-built community store in Hilperton, Trowbridge. This brings the number of stores in the retail estate to sixteen.
The new store is in a prime location and is situated on a corner plot at the edge of the new Castle Mead residential development with neighbouring Castle Mead primary school just a 100 metres away. It is adjacent to the main road linking the town of Hilperton to Trowbridge.
The store has been fitted out to a high specification with energy-efficient chillers, freezers and lighting and low-level fixtures giving the illusion of space. The layout has been designed to provide a light and spacious environment with wide aisles to ease navigation and plenty of natural light providing for an enjoyable shopping experience. The store boasts a product range beyond the typical convenience store offering incorporating instore bakery with freshly baked breads, pastries and hot food-to-go, Costa Coffee Express, local supplier range including Jon Thorners homemade pies, quiches, pasties etc, extensive fresh and chilled ranges plus all the usual grocery items and services i.e. 24-hour ATM, Lottery, PayPoint. Ample free parking is available including disabled bays.
The store was officially opened on Wednesday 18th January 2017 at 9am by pupils from the neighbouring Castle Mead School who performed the cutting-of-the-ribbon ceremony with enthusiasm and excitement before being given a tour of the shop. To mark the occasion of the Society’s involvement with the Castle Mead community, a cheque for £300 was presented to Mrs Tracey Boulton, Head of School.
Don Morris, chief executive said, “I am delighted that we have secured this particular site for the Society. It means that for the first time we have extended our geographical trading area from Somerset into another county. We are approaching our 150th anniversary in 2018, and remain committed to growing the retail estate to ensure the Society is sustainable for future generations.”
The Society has provided jobs to over 20 local people and hopes to forge links with local groups and organisations to support and work for the good of the community in accordance with its ethical retailing and co-operative principles.