Jobs go as Co-op says Iceland won’t be opening for a while

The Co-operative food store, High St March.

The Co-operative food store, High St March. - Credit: Archant

JOBS are hanging in the balance for more than 30 people with the news that the March Co-op will remain empty before being taken over by Iceland.

It has been confirmed that the High Street supermarket, which used to be Somerfield, is being sold to the national freezer store chain.

A spokesman Co-operative Food said: “We can confirm that the lease for our store on High Street in March will be sold to Iceland.

“Since Iceland will not be opening for business for some time, it will not be possible for our staff to transfer, therefore we will make every effort to redeploy as many as possible of the three full time and 29 part time members of staff with The Co-operative, or to help them find alternative employment.”

Staff have been called to a meeting today (Friday) to discuss the closure.