Southern Co-operative has rebranded the first of the eight David’s stores it acquired last year on the Isle of Wight.

The store in Carisbrooke, Newport, was opened on February 4 by former owner of the David’s Group, David Harris.

The remaining seven stores will be rebranded by the end of May, starting with the store in Freshwater on February 25.

The stores have been given a £2m investment and all David’s Group employees have been retained.