Beverley is just one location set to benefit from the £70m investment being made by the Co-op that will see them open 100 new stores throughout the UK as they look to put a store in every postcode.
Business director Stuart Hookin says the company are actively seeking new opportunities as the fastest growing non-discount food retailer look to grow their convince shopping portfolio.
Speaking about the company’s plans Mr. Hookins said:
“The Co-op has a clear food strategy, which is to deliver a great and convenient shopping experience for millions of members and customers on a daily basis.”
“As part of this strategy, our acquisitions programme is fundamental to its success and we are actively seeking new opportunities.
“Whilst other retailers are scaling back their expansion plans, the Co-op continues to open new convenience stores. We opened 100 stores in 2016 and we plan to open hundreds more new stores over the next few years.
“We are the fastest growing non-discounter and most frequently visited. Our new stores will ensure even more shoppers can visit the Co-op.”
The company say that Consumer shopping habits are changing and that shoppers are moving away from doing one big shop to buying what they need when they need it.
Their aim to put a store in every postal area right in the heart of communities as take strides towards achieving their ambition of being the country’s leading community retailer.
Despite campaigns from residents in Beverley to save the Lincoln Arms local councillors eventually voted in favour of the pub being replaced with a convenience store.
The Co-op has a proud heritage stretching back over 150 years, and is building momentum for the future.
Their aim is for each store to be at the heart of its community by investing in their people, products, in lower prices, and, in making a difference in local communities.
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