Co-op reveals new Castle Douglas Superstore, following £1m makeover


Co-op’s Castle Douglas superstore is set to relaunch this week following a £1m investment to transform the store and better serve the community.

Following an overhaul and refit, the 15,312 ft store on Cotton St, which supports around 30 local jobs relaunches on Thursday 25th March and will showcase an increased range to improve choice, range and availability.

The Co-op which runs on 100% renewable electricity, opens between 7am-10pm daily and includes customer car parking, a bakery, new self-scan checkouts and a Costa Coffee express.

The store also has an improved focus on fresh, healthy produce, ready meals and pizzas, award-winning wines, free-from and vegan products, Fairtrade, food-to-go and, everyday essentials.

Students who are Young Scot or TOTUM cardholders can pocket a 10% discount off groceries, and contactless card payment limits are increased to £45, making it easier, quicker and safer to shop.

Stuart Galloway, Co-op store manager, said: “We’re very excited to launch the highly anticipated, new look Co-op store Castle Douglas. The store has a fantastic new look, increased range and we are very much looking forward to serving the local community. We have worked to develop the range, choice, products and services locally that will create a really compelling offer in the community.”

Gary Williams, Co-op regional manager, added: “Co-op is committed to connecting communities and making a difference locally. We’re looking forward to providing the best possible shopping experience for the local community following the significant investment in the store.

Co-op’s Community Shopping Card makes it easier for those self-isolating or who have been instructed to stay at home to shop and pay for their essentials – cards can be purchased or topped-up by calling 0800 029 4592, enabling friends, families, neighbours or volunteers to shop on their behalf in store.”