Lincolnshire Co-op reports Christmas sales boost

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 12 Jan 2018

ONE of North Lincolnshire’s biggest retailers, the Lincolnshire Co-op, has reported a 7 per cent increase in food sales over the Christmas period.

From December 17 to Saturday (January 6) a record- breaking 240,000 mince pies were sold and sales of bottles of gin increased by 70 per cent.

The rush to the Co-op was triggered off by shoppers using £1.3 million their dividend savings to pay for goods.

The society’s chief retail officer Mark Finn said: “All our team work hard to provide a valued service to our customers, especially at Christmas time. 

“We’re delighted that together, our quality, value, range of products and good service has led to a strong sales growth.

“Our Love Local range supports producers across our area, helping to grow the local economy. 

“We’re especially pleased to see so many shoppers giving these fantastic products a try this festive season.

“We paid out our dividend bonus on December 1 and lots of our members decided to use dividend to treat themselves during the month. 

“We also raised more than £70,000 during December for our Community Champions, local charities working to deliver social inclusion for the over 50s.”

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