Co-op: portfolio strategy

  • Co-op's main focus is on small supermarkets in rural areas with limited competitor presence
  • There are some larger supermarkets within the group (acquired from Somerfield) which exceed 20,000 sq ft but these account for less than 25% of the total estate
  • As part of Co-op's drive to improve its convenience and impulse offers, supermarkets are also being designed to serve top-up shoppers