Sainsbury’s has reached a milestone in Scotland with the launch of its 100th store in the country.
The 6,800sq ft branch on Gordon Street in Glasgow, which was opened by Keith Brown MSP and Sainsbury’s chief executive Mike Coupe last week, has created 64 jobs.
The outlet represents more than 30 years of investment in Scotland by the supermarket chain. It has been serving Scottish customers since 1984, when it opened its first supermarket at Cameron Toll in Edinburgh.
The grocery multiple now serves over 1.5 million customers a week shopping at 35 supermarkets and 65 convenience stores which employ over 9,000 people.
Following Sainsbury’s recently acquisition of Argos and Habitat, new Argos shops will be opening at Hawick, Blackhall (Edinburgh), Hamilton and Dundee in the next few months, while 10 standalone Argos stores will be transformed to the retailer’s new digital format.
Sainsbury’s is also investing in its existing supermarkets to provide a greater choice of homeware, food and clothing, and will look to open six new convenience stores in Scotland over the next 18 months.
Mike said: “We’re delighted to reach this milestone. Our business in Scotland is diverse and growing and we are continuing to innovate so we can offer our customers greater convenience, flexibility, speed and choice to shop with us whenever and wherever they want. We’re looking forward to building on the success of the last three decades.”