// Co-op to open franchise store at Keele University
// The shop will be managed and run by the Keele University Students’ Union
// It will stock a range of Co-op products as well as Fairtrade, free-from and vegan options
Co-op has announced plans to launch a new university franchise store at Keele University this September.
The shop will be managed and run by the Keele University Students’ Union, and will stock a range of Co-op own brand products as well as Fairtrade, free-from and vegan options.
Keele will be the seventh franchise store for the Co-op following openings at Leeds, Kent, Newcastle, Oxford Brookes and Stirling.
“Our university franchise stores are a great opportunity for us to grow our brand, share our values, and get our products into the hands of the next generation of customers and members,” Co-op head of new channels Martin Rogers said.
“As the exclusive retail grocery store franchise partner for The National Union of Students and we’re already serving 150,000 students up and down the country.”
Keele University Students’ Union chief executive Sarah Ellis said: “This is fantastic news for the students and greater community at Keele.
“It will offer a diverse range of products with students benefiting from student discount and anyone else able to use the Co-op membership discount.
“It has been a pleasure to work with Co-op on the venture thus far and I look forward to the store developing and opening over the coming months.”