Former Coop chain manager returns as merchant – converts Coop premises to Matrebellerna

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Coop’s former chain manager, Patrik Wirlén, returns to the grocery business by opening an independent grocery store for Matrebellerna – in the former Coop Extra store in Katrineholm.

The former Coop Extra and Coop Bygg premises at Lövåsen retail park in the outskirts of Katrineholm has been a sad sight for the traffic passing by Katrineholm. The operations were closed down almost a year ago

But now they might get vital again. Matrebellerna, the independent merchants’ branch of City Gross, supported by Bergendahls, will now establish in the municipality. Merchant will be Patrik Wilén, the former Coop Extra chain manager and until now sales manager at consumer electronics chain Siba.
Matrebellerna grow further and opens in Katrineholm where the chain takes over the former Coop Extras premises. Traders gets Patrik Wirlén makes comeback in grocery stores.

Preparations are in full swing for the opening in 2016.

”The idea is that we will build the store along with Katrineholm’s citizens,” Patrik Wirlén tells Icanyheter Update.