Plans for new Co-op food stores to create 1,500 jobs

The Co-op has announced plans to open 100 new food stores during 2019 in a move that could create 1,500 new local jobs.

In a statement released this week, the retailer also revealed is to provide major makeovers for a further 200 stores – with its £200m store investment programme expected to create around 1,500 new local jobs.

New London stores are set to include: Berwick Street, Soho; Chiswick; Greenwich; Ilford and Queens Park, while the Co-op revealed it is on track to open new food-to-go format stores at Baker Street Station and in a railway arch at the Minories. 

Over 40 new or improved Co-op stores will launch in Scotland this year – including sites in Alford, Aberdeenshire; Banchory, Edinburgh; Falkirk; Forres; Galston and Glasgow. 

In Wales, the Co-op has plans for at least 10 new stores with openings in: Cardiff; Carmarthen; Hendreforgan; Machen; Pen Y Groes; Prestatyn and St Athan.

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