May, 93, cuts the ribbon on revamped Acomb store

York Press: Regular customer May Richardson, aged 93, who has been a loyal customer at the same shop for more than 50 years helps to reopen the Co-Op on Beckfield Lane, watched by manager Ginette Speed (left) and Donna Pagdin (right) alongside fellow staff members. Regular customer May Richardson, aged 93, who has been a loyal customer at the same shop for more than 50 years helps to reopen the Co-Op on Beckfield Lane, watched by manager Ginette Speed (left) and Donna Pagdin (right) alongside fellow staff members.

A WOMAN in her nineties who has been a regular customer for more than 50 years was invited to officially unveil a newly-vamped store in York.

May Richardson, 93, cut the ribbon to open the new look Co-operative food store on Beckfield Lane store which she visits every day following its make-over.

The nonagenarian was chosen by staff for the honour, and was joined by shop manager Ginette Speed.

Following the makeover, the new layout is designed to make shopping easier with a redesign focussing on good food, wine and modern cuisine.

Services such as Paypoint and The National Lottery have been retained.

Ginette said: “Our products will reflect that The Co-operative is the leading supermarket supporter of Fairtrade, and is committed to sourcing British products were possible.”

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