Staff rewarded for impressive sales

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

There are more than 2,700 staff employed by Lincolnshire Co-op. Thanks to the positive start to the financial year, each colleague receives a bonus of 80 per cent of a weekly wage which can be spent in society outlets.

During the half year, which runs from September until March, total sales grew from £135m to £140m and group trading surplus went up 6 per cent from £9.6m to £10.2m.

The half year saw unprecedented bad weather in November and December including heavy snow. This caused issues throughout the business such as getting deliveries to stores and staff travelling 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.