£470,000 facelift for Kirkton Road Co-op store

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The Co-operative is investing more than £470,000 to transform its store and petrol station in Kirkton Road, Stonehaven.

The store is being redefined, with a completely new look that will turn it into a hub for the local community as well as a great place to pick up everything shoppers need to create inspirational meals.

It was closed temporarily from from 6pm last Sunday to allow for refurbishment work to be carried out.

The state-of-the-art store will re-open next Thursday, January 29, with a focus on meal ideas, essentials and healthy, fresh foods, with ideas and tips on every aisle.

The in-store bakery is being increased and there will be an extended range of fresh produce, ready meals and pizzas.

Staff at the store are receiving additional training to enable them to provide expert advice and to help inspire customers with meal ideas.

The Co-operative has also launched its commitment to “Fair and Square Pricing,” lowering prices on hundreds of everyday essentials such as bread, milk and bacon, as well as a deal for Young Scot card holders to receive a 10% discount on their shopping.

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anager Martin Hale said: “We’re excited about welcoming shoppers into the new store.

‘‘The transformation will be amazing, and I’m sure our customers will enjoy shopping in the new environment, which will provide them with a convenient location to pick up everything they need to create inspirational and tasty meals.

“The Co-operative is a community retailer, and we are committed to playing an active role in local life, embracing the area’s community spirit.

‘‘ The store will be a hub for the local community, and customers will be able to find out what is going on locally, and learn about how The Co-operative can benefit local groups.”

The store will also have a “community pioneer,” Neil Smith, appointed as part of a new programme that sees a member of the store team with an additional remit to foster a strong involvement in community activity, from volunteering opportunities to helping develop solutions to meet local needs.