New Co-op store set to open in St Helens

A new Co-op food store is set to be served-up in St Helens on Friday (March 26) following a £350,000 investment creating 12 local jobs.

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 9:21 am
Updated Thursday, 25th March 2021, 9:24 am
The new Co-op is located on Prescot Road opposite Carmel College

The former SPAR has been extended and transformed into a 3,000 sq ft Co-op store, located on Prescot Road opposite Carmel College. it opens between 6.30am-10pm daily.

The local community will benefit from an extensive range of fresh, healthy produce, ready meals and pizzas along with an in-store bakery, award-winning wines, fairtrade, free-from, and vegan options and a comprehensive range of every-day grocery essentials.

Shoppers will be able to enjoy a comprehensive food-to-go offer with a wide range of fresh chilled sandwiches, hot food including Costa Coffee express and pastries. There is a large car park, plus Amazon lockers and Paypoint to ensure the store has additional services to create an easy and convenient shopping experience for customers.

A funding boost is provided locally through Co-op’s membership scheme. Membership unlocks additional value through in-store offers, and sees members rewarded with 2p in every pound they spend on Co-op branded products which is added to their own personal account balance. The Co-op also donates the same amount to local causes.

The store is also supporting Teardrops – which works to support the homeless and vulnerable in St Helens communities.

The new store is operated as a franchise, store owner, Stephen Richards, said: “We’re really excited to launch Co-op’s first franchise store in the town.

"The store has a fantastic look and, we are looking forward to welcoming the community into their new store, we have worked to develop the range, choice, products and services locally that will create a really compelling offer in the community.”

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

Co-op has around 4.6m active members, and alongside Food, it operates: Co-op Funeralcare, Insurance and Legal Services.

More information about the benefits of Co-op membership is available by visiting