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 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 www.coop.co.uk/membership