News & Blog

Read the latest business news, blogs and thought leadership articles from our members, as well as updates on the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce's work in the city.

News & Blog

The Co-operative Stage Property Networking Event in Edinburgh

Posted: 22nd September 2014

The Co-operative Food is staging a networking event in Edinburgh on Thursday 9 October, to target new stores across Scotland as part of its ongoing acquisitions programme.

Property agents, developers and landlords are invited to meet The Co-operative Food’s property team at the event, which is being held at The Living Room on George Street at 11.30.

The Co-operative Food has plans to acquire 100 new stores during 2014, underlining its position as the leading convenience retailer in the UK.  The programme will see the business, which already operates 2,800 outlets, open stores in both high street and local community locations.  Recent store openings in Scotland include Greenock and Peterhead.

The Group’s strategy is to identify appropriate properties between 2,000sq ft and 4,000sq ft net sales area, particularly in high street and local community locations.

Acquisitions Manager Ian Mason said: “With ambitious plans for 2014, The Co-operative Food is forging ahead with its acquisitions programme to expand its estate, and we are specifically looking for new locations throughout Scotland.

“We are actively searching for new opportunities to grow the business and this is a great chance to meet and work with agents, landlords and developers to identify the right properties in the right locations and in the heart of local communities.”

The networking event will be held at:

  • The Living Room, 113 – 115 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JN, from 11.30 to 14.00, and will include a buffet lunch

For further information, or to book a place, contact Natalie Swift at

Business Comment

Business Comment is the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce’s bi-monthly magazine. It provides insight on Edinburgh’s vibrant business community, with features on the city’s key sectors, interviews with leading figures and news on new business developments in the capital.
Read more here