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Co-op to open 30 new stores in lead up to Christmas

The Co-op has announced plans to open 30 new stores in the run-up to Christmas.

An investment of more than £25m will see stores open across the UK throughout November and December, including sites at transport hubs, “key” city locations and residential apartments – creating up to 500 jobs.

According to the retailer, all stores will run on 100% renewable electricity, and provide a funding boost for local community causes through Co-op’s membership scheme.

Stuart Hookins, Co-op’s director of portfolio and development, said: “Ease, speed and convenience continue to rise in importance for today’s time-pressed shopper – and, our focus is all about selecting the right location to deliver what our members and customers want, need and care about, conveniently.

“Connecting communities and bringing people together is at the very core of the Co-op, and every time an own-branded product is bought by our Members, local community groups receive funding.”

He added: “We continue to look for new sites which support our ambition to operate at the heart of local life and enable us to give back, and create social value in our communities.”

New Co-op stores opening in November and December, 2019, include:

  • Barrachnie, Baillieston Road
  • Biggin Hill, Rosehill Road
  • Bognor Regis, Chichester Road
  • Bristol, Coronation Road
  • Broughton, Garstang Road
  • Burgess Hill, Kings Weald
  • Cambridge, Cherry Hinton Road
  • Carmarthen, Jobs Well Road
  • Chichester, East Street
  • Derbyshire Lane, Sheffield (S8)
  • Edinburgh, Milton Road West
  • Forest Hill, Stanstead Road
  • Forres, Grantown Road
  • Galston, Henrietta Street
  • Gravesend, East Milton Road
  • Greenwich Peninsula, Chandlers Avenue
  • Hoylake, Market Street
  • Ilford, Longwood Gardens
  • Milborne Port
  • New Waltham, Station Road
  • Newbury, Monument Close
  • Northwood Hills, Joel Street
  • Pontesbury, Hall Bank (Shropshire)
  • Purton, Station Road
  • Rochester, Riverside
  • Salford Quays
  • Stirling, Causewayhead Road
  • Stornoway, Cromwell Street
  • Wemyss Bay, Shore Road
  • Willesden Green (NW2)

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