It has seen year-on-year growth of nearly 20 per cent in the convenience category in the half-year to September, with over half a million extra customers visiting its convenience stores since the start of the year.
Meanwhile the Co-operative has strengthened its presence in the convenience sector with the acquisition of 10 Costcutter stores in London, which are expected to begin trading as Co-operative food stores by Christmas.
This adds to the 28 David Sands convenience stores in eastern Scotland it bought earlier this year.
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