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The Co-operative stages property event in Newcastle

April 29, 2014

The Co-operative Food is staging a networking event in Newcastle on Wednesday 14 May, to target new stores across the North East as part of its ongoing acquisitions programme.

Property agents, developers and landlords are invited to meet The Co-operative Food’s property team at the event, which is being held at The Living Room on Grey Street from 11.30 – 14.00.

The event also provides an opportunity to meet Mike Harrison, who has recently been appointed as acquisitions manager for the North East.

The Co-operative Food has plans to acquire over 100 new stores during 2014, underlining its position as the leading convenience retailer in the UK.  The programme will see the business, which already operates 2,800 outlets, open stores in both high street and local community locations.

Recent store openings in the North East include Beacon Lough in Gateshead, and work will begin shortly at sites in Burnopfield in County Durham and Wooler in Northumberland.  A store in Seaton Sluice is due to open in June.

The Co-operative’s strategy is to identify appropriate properties between 2,000sq ft and 4,000sq ft net sales area, particularly in high street and local community locations.

Mike Harrison, Acquisitions Manager for the North, said:

“With ambitious plans for 2014, The Co-operative Food is forging ahead with its acquisitions programme to expand its estate, and we are specifically looking for new locations across the North East.

“We are actively searching for new opportunities to grow the business and this is a great chance to meet and work with agents, landlords and developers to identify the right properties in the right locations and in the heart of local communities.”

The networking event will be held at:

• The Living Room, 12 Grey Street, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, NE1 6AE
• 11.30 – 14.00, Wednesday 14 May 2014

For further information, or to book a place, contact Stephanie Rowland at Stephanie.rowland@co-operative.coop


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