Co-op to create 275 new Scottish jobs

Co-op storefront

The Co-op will open 18 brand new Scottish stores and upgrade a further 20 this year.

The £28m investment is set to create 275 jobs and will take the total number of Co-op employees in Scotland to almost 6,000.

New stores are lined up for Forres, Kilmacolm, Kelty, Glasgow and Edinburgh, amongst other locations.

“We invested heavily in Scotland in 2017 and we’re delighted to be ramping up activity yet again in 2018,” said John McNeill, the Co-op’s Divisional Managing Director.

“Such sustained investment is indicative of our long and proud history in Scotland – we are passionate about serving the many diverse communities across the country and want to give shoppers the opportunity to buy what they want, when they want it, in great looking stores that also give back to the community.”

The Co-op’s expansion north of the border forms part of its UK-wide plans to invest £160m in 100 new stores and 150 store makeovers in 2018, creating an estimated 1,600 jobs.