Welcome it was to see the article on the ‘village Co-op store’ reopening in Meads (Herald, March 27). Less welcome was the report that it was also setting itself out to be a ‘Community Pioneer working to foster involvement in community activities’. The groaning starts here, and gets worse. It wishes to ‘develop solutions to meet community needs’.
The store has enough to do to keep its shelves replenished with goods priced as reasonably as possible so that people will want to buy from it. That would be more than sufficient in its aim to help the community, rather than resurrect its slogan of 30 years ago when it told us it was our ‘caring, sharing Co-op’.