COLLEAGUES at a new convenience store which features energy saving features were joined by schoolchildren at its opening last week.

The Midcounties Co-operative has unveiled its brand-new Your Coop Food convenience store at the Duchy Field estate in Bletchingdon, near Kidlington following a £520,000 investment.

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The store is equipped with energy-efficient refrigerators, LED lighting and ventilation.

It will also sell compostable carrier bags, as part of the chain’s commitment to sustainability and reduction of single use plastic.

Pupils at the Bletchingdon Primary School watched last Thursday as the ribbon was officially cut to welcome shoppers through the doors and celebrate the opening of the store.

The store offers local residents a wide range of grocery essentials for breakfast, lunch and dinner – including the COOK frozen ready meal range - along with a food-to-go section.

Residents will also benefit from the store’s daily extended opening hours, which are 7am to 10pm.