Opening date for The Co-operative Food's new Tayside stores

December 05, 2013

Two new Co-operative food stores in Tayside, which have between them created around 30 new jobs, will open on Thursday 12, December.

The two stores, one in Barry Road, Carnoustie, and the other at Mortimer Drive, Monifieth, will be officially opened by youngsters from nearby primary schools.

Both convenience stores will be around 2,000 sq ft, and will offer shoppers a wide range of fresh and chilled products, hot food, The Co-operative’s premium Truly Irresistible range, delicious ready meals and extensive wine ranges.

In addition, both stores will have in-store bakeries and customer car parks, while the Monifieth outlet will also have a cash machine.

John Kelly, The Co-operative Food’s Regional Operations Manager covering Tayside, said: “We know residents in both Carnoustie and Monifieth are passionate about their food, and our new Co-operative food stores will certainly reflect this. The stores will be packed with modern and interesting meal ideas that, while quick and easy to put together, are sure to impress. Together with great offers, customers will be able to effortlessly create fabulous-tasting meals for themselves and their family and friends.

“We are thrilled to be opening the doors of our new stores, and as a community retailer we are delighted that neighbouring schools are playing a central role in the openings.”

The Monifieth store will be opened by youngsters from Grange Primary School and Seaview Primary School, while pupils from Woodlands, Burnside and Carlogie Primary Schools will help open the Carnoustie store.

Opening hours of both stores will be 6am until 11pm every day.

Additional Information:

The Co-operative Group is the UK’s largest mutual business, owned by nearly eight million members.  It is the UK’s fifth biggest food retailer operating across the country with almost 2,800 local, convenience and medium-sized stores, and is also one of Britain’s leading farming operations.  The Group’s banking business operates through over 300 high street branches and 22 corporate centres with telephony and online channels. 

Among its other businesses are the number one funeral services provider, the third largest pharmacy chain and a growing legal services provider.  As well as having clear financial and operational objectives, the Group is a recognised leader and pioneer in its social goals and community-led programmes. The Group operates 4,800 retail trading outlets, employs more than 95,000 people and has an annual turnover of more than £13bn. 

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Contact Information:

Steve Broughton
PR Manager – Regions
The Co-operative Group
0161 767 4298
07834 090 014