Co-op serves up new store for Newton Mearns residents

Co-op is set to open a new convenience store in Newton Mearns this weekend (Saturday, 27, March) following a £566,000 investment which will support 12 local jobs in the community.

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 1:20 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 4:55 pm
The new 2,500 sq ft store will open on Saturday.

The new 2,500 sq ft store on Mearns Road will run on 100% renewable electricity, opening between 7am -10pm 7 days a week.

The store includes customer car parking and a bakery alongside an improved focus on fresh, healthy produce. Ready meals and pizzas, award-winning wines, free-from and vegan products, Fairtrade, food-to-go and, everyday essentials are also widely available.

Students in Mearnskirk who are TOTUM cardholders can pocket a 10% discount off groceries at the Co-op.

Contactless card payment limits are increased to £45, making it easier, quicker and safer to shop.

Stuart Laidlaw, Co-op Store Manager, said: “We’re really excited to launch the new Co-op store in Mearnskirk. The store has a fantastic modern look, increased range and customer car parking - we are very much looking forward to serving the local community.

Michael McGuiness, Co-op Area Manager, added: “Co-op is committed to connecting communities and making a difference locally, we have worked to develop the range, choice, products and services that will create a really compelling offer in the area.”

In addition to unlocking additional value and personalised offers, Co-op Members also make a difference to local causes, with Co-op now donating 2% to community causes every time a Member swipes their Membership card when buying own-branded products.

Co-op’s Community Shopping Card makes it easier for those self-isolating or who have been instructed to stay at home to shop and pay for their essentials - cards can be purchased or topped-up by calling 0800 029 4592, enabling friends, families, neighbours or volunteers to shop on their behalf in store.

Co-op provides a funding boost locally and saves shoppers money through its re-launched membership scheme. In addition to in-store offers, Members are rewarded with 2p in every pound they spend on Co-op branded products added to their own personal Membership account balance. The Co-op also donates a further 2% to community causes.

Co-op has around 4.6M active Members, and alongside Food, it operates: Co-op Funeralcare, Insurance and Legal Services.

More information about the benefits of Co-op Membership is available by visiting