New Meldrum Co-op opens

The staff line-up at the store
The staff line-up at the store

A new Co-op food store has opened in Oldmeldrum, creating 20 new jobs for the local community.

It follows an investment of £845,000 in the Colpy Road premises.

Pupils from Meldrum Primary School celebrate the launch of he new store

Pupils from Meldrum Primary School celebrate the launch of he new store

The new store features an in-store bakery, Costa coffee machine, PayPoint, hot food and self-service tills.

It also has a focus on fresh, healthy foods, meal ideas and essentials and bears the Co-op’s iconic new blue clover-leaf branding.

Local community groups are also set to get a funding boost through the Co-op’s new Membership scheme.

Co-op members receive a 5% reward on purchases of Co-op own-branded products and services, with a further 1% going to local causes to make a difference in the community.

Store manager Adam Hamilton said: “The Co-op is committed to transforming and growing its convenience business and we are delighted to be making such a significant investment in Oldmeldrum – the new store looks great and it really is an exciting time for the whole team.”

Myles McDonald, area manager, added: “The Co-op is moving forward with a clear purpose and momentum.

“The return to our ‘clover leaf’ design logo – first used in the 1960’s – aims to re-establish the Co-op as a centre for the community, and we want shoppers to know that they can become a co-owner and member of their Co-op.

“Our members have an opportunity to make a difference locally and simply by using their membership card when they shop with us, they will raise much needed funding for organisations who contribute to improving local life.”