Co-op invests £200,000 in Kirriemuir

The Co-operative is investing £220,000 in its food store at The Square, Kirriemuir, as part of its ongoing commitment to serving local communities.

The retailer, which has a food store in every postal area of the UK, has undergone transformation in recent years to become a leading light in food retailing.

The investment in Kirriemuir will transform the store with new signage and décor, a new kiosk and an improved layout.

An in-store bakery will be introduced, new chillers are being fitted for beers and white wines, and additional ranges of meat, produce and chilled dairy will feature in the new store.

Popular services such as Paypoint will remain.

Margaret Leighton, manager of The Co-operative Food store at The Square, Kirriemuir, said: “We operate in the heart of the community and by doing so provide an ideal location for people to shop locally. It is important that we continue to meet people’s needs and provide a welcoming environment in which to shop.

“Upgrading the store will freshen up the shopping experience and improve the vitality of the area, so I look forward to welcoming customers into the new-look store.”

The store will close this Sunday until Thursday, February 10 for work to be carried out, with the transformation complete by Thursday, February 16.

The Co-operative is different because it gives profits back to members through the Membership scheme. Members can choose to keep the cash or donate all or part of their share to local good causes.

Membership of The Co-operative Group, which costs just £1, offers a range of benefits including a say in how stores are run and the opportunity to support The Co-operative’s campaigns on issues such as climate change and social inclusion.

When the store relaunches opening hours will remain 7am to 10 pm seven days a week.