He said: “Convenience food shopping is becoming ever more important across our area. That is reflected in the short space of time it has taken for our purpose-built stores in Dosthill and Glascote to become established.
“An increasing number of local people now prefer to get their shopping in for a day or two, rather than complete a huge shop every week or fortnight. We have responded by offering more fresh produce than ever before.”
Tamworth Co-op has also bought a former pub in Dordon and, subject to planning permission, hopes to develop a new food store on the site.
During the 2017/18 financial year, the society invested in a major revamp of its Kingsbury convenience store, which features new refrigeration and air conditioning units along with improved warehousing facilities.