22 August 2022

Co-op is set to serve-up a new, larger and improved food store this week (Friday, 26 August) to serve the Kemnay community.

The newly developed, purpose-built, 3,750 sq ft convenience store – double the size of the convenience retailer’s previous store in the village - supports 17 local jobs and, runs on 100% renewable electricity.

Located in Station Road, Kemnay, the community’s brand new Co-op opens between 6am-10pm daily and includes a bakery, Fairtrade coffee machine and, hot food alongside an enhanced range of fresh; healthy products; meal ideas; everyday essentials; food-to-go; award winning wines and beers; pizzas, ready meals and, free-from; vegan and plant-based products – including Co-op’s exclusive vegan range, GRO.

Amazon parcel collection is available for added ease and convenience and, self-scan checkouts are included to make shopping quicker at busier times.

Students who are TOTUM cardholders – the new name for NUS extra – and, Young Scot cardholders receive a 10% discount off groceries at the Co-op.

A funding boost is also provided locally through Co-op’s Membership programme. Membership of the Co-op unlocks additional value through in-store offers and promotions, and sees Members rewarded with 2p in every pound they spend on Co-op branded products which is added to their own personal Membership account balance - Co-op also donates the same amount to local causes and community organisations.

Jemma Wilson, Co-op’s Kemnay Store Manager, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to launch our new store to serve the community. It has a fantastic look and feel, and an enhanced range and choice. Our aim is to operate at the heart of local life and we are looking forward to welcoming Members and customers into their new Co-op - we have worked to create the products and added services to create a really compelling offer to serve the community with Co-op's quality and value, conveniently.”

A soft plastic recycle unit will also be available to enable the community to recycle packaging including crisp packets, plastic film lids, biscuit and bread wrappers and pet food pouches - a move which ensures all Co-op’s packaging is recyclable either through the local household waste collections or, through the in-store soft plastic recycling facility.

Co-op has more than 4M active Members, and alongside Food, it operates: Co-op Funeralcare, Insurance and Legal Services.

More information about the benefits of Co-op Membership is available by visiting https://www.coop.co.uk/membership

Further information:
Andrew Torr
Co-op Press Office
M: 07702505551
E: andrew.torr@coop.co.uk