Staff reward for impressive sales

Lincolnshire Co-operative colleagues have received a bonus after the society recorded a 3.8 per cent increase in sales in the first six months of the financial year.

Lincolnshire Co-op employs more than 2,700 staff, and the good start to the financial year sees each receive a bonus of 80 per cent of their weekly wage, to be spent in society outlets.

During the half year, which runs from September-March, total sales grew from £135m to £140m and group trading surplus went up six per cent from £9.6m to £10.2m.

The half year saw bad weather in November and December, including heavy snow which caused issues throughout the business such as getting deliveries to stores and staff to and from work.

However, the whole team worked hard to keep outlets trading and minimise disruption.

Sales in Lincolnshire Co-operative 70 foodstores climbed 3.6 per cent during the half year.

A number of outlets were refurbished and new stores were opened in Caistor and Witham St Hughs, which also offers a pharmacy.