Co-op confirms South Shore store plan

The Co-op has confirmed it is set to build a new store in Highfield Road, Blackpool.

Wednesday, 3rd January 2018, 4:06 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd January 2018, 4:10 pm
The former Booths site at Highfield Road

The announcement came as the retailer unveiled plans to open 100 new food stores across the country this year creating around 1,600 jobs.

The South Shore store would be on the site of the former Booths store which closed in August 2015 following the opening of Booths’ St Annes store.

The Co-op store would create around 10 full time and 15 part-time jobs.

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Jo Whitfield, Chief Executive of Co-op Food said: “The Co-op is positively responding to the changes occurring within this dynamic sector.

“Our Food business is going from strength to strength in what is clearly a challenging retail market.

“We have the ambition for our stores to be at the heart of local life, bringing communities together and offering our members and customers great quality products when and where they need them.”

Last year as the Co-op said it will become wholesale supplier to the 2,200 strong Costcutter Supermarkets Group network and secured an agreement to buy the Nisa shops network.