Scotmid Co-operative is Scotland's largest independent co-operative employing around 5, 000 people in nearly 350 retail outlets in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the North of England. Scotmid is made up of a number of businesses. It has around 190 food stores across Scotland of which the vast majority are food convenience stores situated at the heart of Scottish communities.
also owns Semichem, a chain of over 140 discount health and beauty stores which are situated in most high streets across Scotland as well as in Northern Ireland and the north of England. Additionally we recently launched a new venture, The Fragrance House, offering prestige fragrances which now has seven stores in shopping centres throughout Scotland. Scotmid Co-operative Funeral Directors operates eight branches throughout the central belt of Scotland with a history that stretches back almost 100 years.
Scotmid also has a Property Division which has an extensive portfolio of both commercial and residential properties. The Society is owned, managed and governed in Scotland and as a co-operative is democratically controlled by its members.
All of this has been achieved while still strongly adhering to Scotmid's governing co-operative values and principles.