MANCHESTER, England, 2016-Jan-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op team is kicking off 2016 with the launch of two shiny new stores in Huntington (Staffordshire) and Kirkcaldy (Fife). Although over 300 miles apart, the aim both is simple – offer good food, served by friendly people in a format that is easy to shop.
Stuart Hookins, Director of the Portfolio, Acquisitions and Location Planning, comments:
“2015 was a great year for us in terms of the quantity and quality of stores we delivered and this year is going to be even better. By the end of the month we will have opened five new shops, two more than we did in January last year. And we’re starting as we mean to go on – we want to open over 100 stores in 2016, comfortably more than any other UK food retailer. We are in the middle of the biggest new store development program the business has ever seen, so it’s an exciting time for the Food team.”
Pupils from Littleton Green Community School and Staffordshire firefighters attended the opening of the Huntington store, whereas the Kirkcaldy store was opened by 95 year old life-long Co-op shopper, Nellie Gordon (pictured below at the store opening).
SOURCE: Co-operative Group Limited