The Co-op Announces Three New Stores
We’re so excited to announce that the Co-op has added three more sites to its store network, all of which are due to open in October. These latest additions mean more Members are able to more easily access the essentials they need for study, work and play, providing them with access to awesome products and services that are both practical and affordable.
“The Co-op is a customer-focused retailer, one committed to improving the student experience and university life as a whole,” commented Peter Knock, Chief Executive Officer at the Co-op. “By expanding our retail network and extending to more campuses, we are able to play an active role in the development and support of even more people across Australia. We’re thrilled to be growing and diversifying as a business and look forward to forging strong and positive relationships with even more students and staff. As always, all profits made from these stores will be directed back to Co-op Members in the form of discounts, scholarships and sponsorships.”
James Cook University – Townsville and Cairns
The Co-op will open two new stores at JCU, one at its Cairns campus and another at its Townsville campus. These are the first Co-op stores to open at the North Queensland uni. Both stores will offer textbooks and other learning essentials for students, along with general fiction and non-fiction titles and general merchandise, including items in the mobile, technology, beau, sports, fitness and stationery sectors.
Charles Sturt University – Port Macquarie
The Co-op is coming to CSU – Port Macquarie , which is currently in the development stages of becoming a full-service campus with a comprehensive course profile for up to 5,000 students by 2030. The Port Macquarie site, to be located in the Lake Innes Village shopping centre that is adjacent to the new campus site, will be equipped with an in-house café, the third Co-op store to offer this facility. It will offer textbooks and specialist learning materials, along with a range of general merchandise including fiction and non-fiction books, tech gear, beauty items, fitness, stationery and software, as well as unique CSU branded apparel and memorabilia. Furthermore, the store will be a space to promote CSU in the Mid-North Coast by providing promotional material on the University’s course offerings and development updates on CSU’s new permanent campus.