// Holland & Barrett opens new “sustainability-forward” flagship store in Coventry
// The 2000sq ft branch has been refitted using 100% recyclable materials
// In-store staff hold the equivalent to an A level in nutrition
Holland & Barrett has officially opened the doors to its new Coventry flagship store which focuses on a “sustainability-forward” design.
The health and wellness retailer’s new 2000sq ft branch has been refitted using 100 per cent recyclable materials, including the metalwork, wood, plastics, fibreboard and flooring materials.
The lighting has also been revamped to reduce electricity consumption and cut carbon emissions.
The store features 178 new lines across beauty, 84 in sports nutrition, and 130 in supplements, vitamins and minerals.
The new beauty zone offers a variety of vegan, zero-waste and cruelty-free beauty items.
The retailer said its staff members hold the equivalent to an A level in nutrition and have undertaken further training during the pandemic, allowing them to provide customers with advice on their health and wellness products.
“As a team we are incredibly proud of the new store, it offers our customers a wider range of supplements, clean and conscious beauty and sports nutrition,” store manager Nicola Owen said.
“We have a team of trained experts who will be on hand to advise our customers on their needs and to recommend products that will be right for them.”
Safety measures have also been implemented in store, such as shielding screens at the checkout, social distancing features and antibacterial gel.