The Co-operative Food is embarking on a £7m investment programme to convert all the David Sands stores into Co-operative Food outlets by the end of the year.
The next three stores to get a new look, at Darnhall Drive in Perth, Dollar Road in Burntisland and Main Street in Crossford, near Dunfermline, will all open as Co-operative-brand stores on Thursday 20 September.
Three were refitted in June as part of a pilot, and the 22 remaining David Sands stores, across Fife, Kinross and Perthshire, will all be refitted during the coming weeks.
In all, almost £7m is being invested in the stores. Shoppers will benefit from new-look stores with increased ranges of meat and fresh produce.
Existing Post Offices will remain in those stores which have them, and all will continue to sell bakery items from local supplier Stephens. Popular services, The National Lottery and Paypoint, will be retained.
John McNeill, The Co-operative Food’s regional stores director in Scotland, said: “These stores operate at the heart of their local communities, something The Co-operative Food has a great track record in doing. We are looking forward to welcoming customers, and I’m sure they’ll enjoy shopping in the new-look stores.”
The Co-operative Food, already Scotland’s fourth largest food retailer, acquired David Sands chain earlier this year.
Source: The Co-op