Coop To Serve Up New Food Store At Merrion Centre


Leading convenience retailer, the Co-op, is set to serve-up its newest food store in the heart of Leeds’ Arena Quarter later this Summer following a £655,000 investment that has created 12 new jobs.

Located on Merrion Way, the 3,958 sq. ft store will run on 100% renewable electricity.

With a free ATM, bakery, hot food and Costa coffee point, Merrion Way’s Co-op will also focus on fresh heathy produce, award-winning wines, ready meals and pizzas, free-from and vegan products, Fairtrade, food-to-go and everyday essentials. It will be open to serve customers between 6am and 11pm daily

Students who are TOTUM cardholders can pocket a 10% discount off groceries and contactless card payment limits up to £45 will be accepted, making it easier, quicker and safer to shop.

The new Co-op will also provide a funding boost locally, giving back to causes in the area through its Membership scheme, where Members receive a 5% reward on purchases of own brand products with the retailer donating a further 1% to community causes.

Over the last three years, the Co-op’s Local Community Fund has donated over £8.8m to causes and projects in Yorkshire supporting access to essential services, such as foodbanks or green spaces, improving mental and physical wellbeing or building community resilience.

Joe Scoot, Co-op’s Area Manager, said:
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to make such a significant investment right in the heart of the Merrion Centre and the team is really looking forward to serving the people living and working in the city.

Co-op is committed to connecting communities and making a difference locally, and our aim is to operate at the heart of local life. We also want customers to know that they can become a Member of their Co-op, and make a difference every time they swipe their Membership card when buying own branded products.”

Helen Green, Property Director for “Town Centre Securities PLC: said:
“We are sure the opening of the Co-op will further complement our ever-growing mix of national and independent brands and we are delighted to be welcoming Co-op to our Merrion Centre family.

With an abundance of student accommodation and offices within the immediate vicinity, the store is sure to enjoy huge footfall in what is one of the busiest retail and leisure destinations in Leeds”.

Merrion Centre

The Merrion Centre is a mixed use island site in a prime location in Leeds city centre comprising of almost 1,000,000 sq. ft of covered shopping centr...

Arena Quarter

The Arena Quarter is located in the heart of Leeds city centre at the Merrion Centre and one of Leeds’ newest leisure destinations.

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