Co-op Fresh Foodland to soon open

Referred to as the 'heart of the Barossa’,  there will be a hive of activity surrounding the opening of the new Co-op Fresh Foodland store at Murray Street, Nuriootpa, on October 18.

The new supermarket is part of a 10-year strategic plan, which ensures the 70-year-old Co-op remains at the heart of Barossa retailing.

The store forms part of the Barossa Co-op's $25 million redevelopment plan, which also involved the relocation and expansion of the Mitre 10 Trade building centre.

The final day's trade, for what will soon be the ‘old’ store, falls this Monday, October 17, with a closing party.

The day will include moving store sales, with the public given the opportunity to leave a message or picture on the interior wall near the dairy fridges.

On Tuesday the old building will close to allow for a smooth transition for staff and products into the new store.

Come Wednesday, the public is invited to check out the completed store.

Opening specials have been organised, plus free tastings, demonstrations, live music and free face painting.

According to Barossa Co-op management, the overall redevelopment project will create 350 construction jobs and 150 new jobs once opened.

It will contribute a further $24m to the region by 2021 and increase retail choice within the community.

Works will include the first all weather car park in the Barossa.