Midcounties Co-op has taken on seven Carrick Travel branches, with the Midlands independent’s owners Tina Nason and Tracey Carter opting to give up the business.
The changes took effect on Friday (2 October) with 29 staff employed by Carrick across the seven branches transferring over to the Co-op and retaining their jobs.
All seven shops will continue to trade as Carrick Travel, but will be under the Co-operative Travel umbrella.
The seven Carrick shops transitioning to Midcounties are Kenilworth, Stratford-upon-Avon, Leamingtom Spa, Cheylesmore, Pershore, Grantham and Newark.
It comes after Midcounties, earlier this year, took on 16 of Central England Co-operative’s 24 travel branches after the society decided to shift its attentions away from travel.
The remaining eight Central England Co-operative shops closed. Midcounties’ travel retail network now extends to 78 premises.