The Co-operative to open new food store in Peterhead
The Co-operative Food has announced that it is to open a new convenience store in Peterhead, creating around 20 new jobs.
It has agreed a deal to open in a new shop unit to be built on a site at Kinmundy Road. The store will be around 3,000 sq ft, and is expected to open in the autumn of 2014.
Ian Mason, Regional Acquisitions Manager for The Co-operative Food, said: “The Co-operative is proud of its record of operating at the heart of many communities. The investment will bring a bright, modern store with an extensive fresh produce range and excellent customer service. It will ensure a pleasant shopping experience, and people will be able to enjoy picking up delicious food conveniently.
“We look forward to welcoming new customers, meeting the community’s daily food shopping needs and, in the best traditions of The Co-operative, making our contribution to local life.”
The Co-operative Food currently has two convenience stores in Peterhead, one in Ugie Road and the other in Clerkhill Road. Work on the new store is expected to begin in the new year.
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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