Opening date for The Co-operative Food's new Inverness stores

09 December 2013

Two new Co-operative food stores in Inverness, which have between them created around 40 new jobs, will open on Thursday 12, December.

The two stores, one on Wester Inshes Road and the other at Monarchs View, Milton of Leys, will be officially opened by youngsters from nearby schools Inshes Primary School and Milton of Leys Primary School.

Both convenience stores will be around 2,000 sq ft, and will offer shoppers a wide range of fresh and chilled products, The Co-operative’s

Customers will also be able to select from extensive wine ranges, and enjoy items from the in-store bakeries. Both stores will have cash machines and customer car parks, while the Milton of Leys outlet will also have self-scan tills.

Michael Boylan, The Co-operative Food’s Operations Manager for Inverness, said: “We know Inverness residents are passionate about their food and our new Co-operative food stores will certainly reflect this. The stores will be packed with modern and interesting meal ideas that, while quick and easy to put together, are sure to impress. Together with great offers, customers will be able to effortlessly create fabulous-tasting meals for themselves and their family and friends.

“We are thrilled to be opening the doors of our new stores, and as a community retailer we are delighted that neighbouring schools are playing a central role in the openings.”

Opening hours of both stores will be 7am until 10pm every day.

Additional Information:

The Co-operative Group is the UK’s largest mutual business, owned by nearly eight million members.  It is the UK’s fifth biggest food retailer operating across the country with almost 2,800 local, convenience and medium-sized stores, and is also one of Britain’s leading farming operations.  The Group’s banking business operates through over 300 high street branches and 22 corporate centres with telephony and online channels. 

Among its other businesses are the number one funeral services provider, the third largest pharmacy chain and a growing legal services provider.  As well as having clear financial and operational objectives, the Group is a recognised leader and pioneer in its social goals and community-led programmes. The Group operates 4,800 retail trading outlets, employs more than 95,000 people and has an annual turnover of more than £13bn. 

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Contact Information:

Steve Broughton
PR Manager – Regions
The Co-operative Group
0161 767 4298
07834 090 014