Lavenham shop to undergo £360k refit

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A village supermarket is having a £360,000 refit – just months after a rival store opened in the village.

The Co-operative Food store in Lavenham High Street is set to be transformed thanks to the major investment.

Although the company was unable to confirm the exact dates this week, the business is expected to close for the refit at the end of the month, with a new-look store due to open in early November.

A spokesman for the company said its renewed focus would be on “meal ideas, essentials and healthy, fresh food”.

The in-store bakery is being increased and there will be an extended range of fresh produce and ready meals.

Staff at the store are receiving additional training to enable them to provide advice and to help customers with meal ideas.

“I’m excited about welcoming shoppers into the new store,” said store manager Matthew Wheeler.

“The transformation will be amazing and I’m sure our customers will enjoy shopping in the new environment.”

In April, the East of England Co-operative opened a rival store, also in the High Street.