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The Co-op to open seven new stores in Scotland

The Co-op has announced it is set to launch seven new stores in Scotland this month, as part of a £4.4m investment programme which will create 60 jobs.

New Co-op’s will open their doors in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Stirling on 15 November and Edinburgh on 22 November.

Galston, East Ayrshire , Barrachnie, Glasgow, Wemyss, Inverclyde and Forres, Moray stores will be open on 29 November. The new Co-op stores will run on 100% renewable energy and sell compostable carrier bags.

Derek Furnival, Co-op’s divisional managing director, said: “Our sustained investment in Scotland is indicative of the long and proud history we have here and we’re delighted to be able to open yet more stores in such a diverse range of locations.

“With over 360 Co-ops in Scotland – that’s one in every postal area – which together employ around 6,000 colleagues, we are able to give our customers and members the opportunity to buy what they want, when they want it, in great looking stores that also give back to the local community.”

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