SHOPPERS in Oakley have been served up a new-look Co-op in the village today (Friday) following a £900,000 investment.

The Wardlaw Way site supports 20 jobs and now has an extra 500 sq. ft of shopping space.

It will be open daily between 7am and 10pm.

The store features self-service tills, Stephen's hot food and a Costa Coffee point.

It is also said to have an, "increased focus on fresh, healthy produce, award-winning wines, ready meals and pizzas, free-from and vegan products, Fairtrade, food-to-go and everyday essentials."

Ivor Patterson, Co-op area manager, said: “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to make such a significant investment in Oakley, the store has undergone a real transformation and with much more space, it is better placed to serve the needs of the 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.

"That is why we also want customers to know that they can become a member of their Co-op, and they can make a difference every time they swipe their membership card when buying own branded products.”

Contactless card payment limits have been increased to £45 in-store.

Members are rewarded with 2p in every pound they spend on Co-op branded products added to their membership account balance.

The retailer also shares a further 2 per cent with community causes - double what it had shared before.

As well as unlocking value in food stores, members are eligible for discounts across the Co-op, with savings also made on funerals, insurance policies and legal products and services.