Jobs at risk as Polmont Co-op is sold

The Co-op in Polmont will close in June
The Co-op in Polmont will close in June
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Jobs are at risk at a Co-operative store after the company announced it will close and be taken over by rivals Aldi.

The Co-op supermarket in Polmont has been sold to Aldi leaving 21 staff waiting to hear if they will be redeployed to other Co-op stores in the area.

Polmont's Co-op will close in June after being sold to Aldi

Polmont's Co-op will close in June after being sold to Aldi

A Co-op Food spokesperson said: “Every effort is being made to redeploy as many as possible of the 21 members of staff with The Co-operative, or to help them find alternative employment.”

The spokesperson added: “The Co-operative Group continually reviews its retail estate and we have made the decision to focus on smaller convenience stores and sell those trading outlets that do not align with our strategy.

“The consideration to sell the store is in no way a reflection on the hard work and commitment from colleagues working at the Polmont store.”

The store is due to close on June 13. An Aldi spokesman said the new store is part of its expansion strategy but could not give details of how many jobs will be created or when it will open.