British co-operative group Co-op has announced the opening of its latest convenience store in Wrotham Road, Welling. 

The 2,700ft² store provides customer car parking, an ATM and parcel collection services with an InPost Locker. 

The store also features an in-store bakery, a selection of fresh and healthy products, meal ideas, everyday essentials, food-to-go, chilled beers, wines and ready meals.

A Costa Coffee Express machine will be installed shortly after the store’s launch. 

The store will generate 18 local jobs. 

The new Welling Co-op also offers the convenience of online grocery delivery through Deliveroo and Uber Eats, with items picked fresh in-store.  

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The store is trialling a tech-recirculation initiative with, allowing customers to trade in old phones and electronic devices.  

The store also provides a soft plastic recycling unit, enabling the recycling of items such as crisp packets, bread bags and pet food pouches.  

Co-op store manager Michael McDaniels said: “We have had a great response. The whole team is delighted to have had the opportunity to launch Co-op’s newest store.  

“Our aim is to operate at the heart of local life, and we’ve worked to develop the range, choice and added services to create a really compelling offer, conveniently. This includes a focus on delivering member value so that the people who own our business, Co-op’s member-owners, benefit every time they shop.” 

The retailer recently initiated a trial partnership with UK-based home delivery app Snappy Shopper in Northern Ireland to offer customers quick and convenient access to groceries.