Supermarket giant Co-op has confirmed it will be opening a new store Garnant this week (Friday, September 10).

The convenience retailer has invested £635,000 in the new store, which will run on 100 per cent renewable electricity and create up to 20 local jobs.

The 2,500 sq ft new store, on Cwmamman Road, will include: customer car parking, free ATM, bakery and a Fairtrade coffee dispenser, alongside an enhanced and increased range of fresh, healthy products, meal ideas, award winning wines, ready meals and pizzas, free-from, vegan and plant-based products, Fairtrade, and, everyday essentials.

The store will also include Amazon Lockers, Click & Collect through Co-op’s own online shop – – and, self-service tills for added ease, speed and convenience.

A funding boost is also provided locally through Co-op’s Membership programme. Membership of the Co-op 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 Membership account balance. The Co-op also donates the same amount to local causes.

Students in Carmarthenshire who are TOTUM cardholders – the new name for NUS extra – receive a 10% discount at the Co-op.

Chris Ellis, Co-op Area Manager, said: “We are delighted to have an opportunity to carry out such a significant investment in Carmarthenshire, and we are really looking forward to serving the community. We have worked to develop the range, choice, products and services locally to create a really compelling offer to serve our community.

“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 the Co-op. In addition to unlocking additional value and personalised offers for themselves, our Members help to make a difference to local causes - Co-op donates 2p in every pound to community causes when Members swipe their Membership card when buying own-branded products – so by shopping at the Co-op our Members are also helping to make good things happen in the community.”