Clydebank Co-operative Society

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Clydebank Co-operative Society Limited
Consumer Co-operative
Industry Retailing
Post offices
Founded 1881 (1881)
Headquarters Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Area served
Revenue £16,500,000

The Clydebank Co-operative Society Limited is the smallest consumers' co-operative in Scotland, based in the town of Clydebank near Glasgow. Along with Scotmid and The Co-operative Group, it is one of three co-operative retailers in Scotland, and the only one not merged into a regional or national society.

Unusually for co-operatives in the United Kingdom, it is not a member of Co-operatives UK. However, in its founding year of 1881, it joined the Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society.[1] Until 2013, Clydebank Co-op had buying arrangements with the Co-operative Retail Trading Group (CRTG), a buying group managed by The Co-operative Group, the successor of SCWS, which also manages The Co-operative brand.[2]

In 2013/2014, Clydebank Co-op left the CRTG, agreeing to buy from local wholesaler JW Filshill, and co-brand its six stores with Filshill's KeyStore brand.[3][4]


As of 2015, the society operates six food stores ranging from just over 6,500 square  feet at Dunn Street, to its smallest, 1,800 square feet (170 m2), at Great Western Road & Sylvania Way South, Clydebank

  • Great Western Road, Knightswood
  • Faifley Road, Faifley
  • Baldwin Ave, Knightswood
  • Sylvania Way South, Clydebank
  • Kilbowie Road, Clydebank
  • Dunn Street, Dalmuir
  • Duntocher Road, Parkhall[5]

In 2014, it closed its Hardgate food store,[6] reducing the number of its food stores from seven to six.

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  1. ^ "Clydebank Co-op Board, 1881". TheClydebankStory. Retrieved 2008-05-10. 
  2. ^ "About Us". Co-operative Retail Trading Group. 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-13. 
  3. ^ "Opening of new foodstore at Baldwin Avenue". Clydebank Co-op. 6 Sep 2013. Retrieved 1 Jul 2015. 
  4. ^ Kidd, Marie-Claire (24 Feb 2014). "Clydebank Co-op withdraws from national co-operative buying group". Co-operative News. Retrieved 1 Jul 2015. Clydebank Co-operative is entering a supply agreement with Glasgow-based wholesaler JW Filshill, bringing to an end its 10-year arrangement with the Co-operative Retail Trading Group (CRTG). ... Last September, Clydebank opened its first jointly branded Clydebank Co-operative Society/KeyStore store in Glasgow’s West End. A supply and fascia rollout to Clydebank’s remaining five food outlets began this month and will continue throughout the year. 
  5. ^ "Our food stores". Clydebank Co-op. Retrieved 1 Jul 2015. 
  6. ^ "Hardgate Branch Closure". Clydebank Co-op. 28 Nov 2013. Retrieved 1 Jul 2015. we will close our Hardgate branch on January 11th 2014. 

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