Popular Co-op store manager Dennis retires after 43 years in the business

Helen Webb (chief people officer), Dennis Gilroy (store manager) and Steff Martin (regional manager)
Helen Webb (chief people officer), Dennis Gilroy (store manager) and Steff Martin (regional manager)

A popular supermarket manager has decided to call it a day after more than 40 years in the business.

Dennis Gilroy, store manager at Whitby’s Co-op store, has retired after 43 years of service.

Dennis began working for the North Eastern Co-op Group in 1976, managing some very successful stores throughout the area before moving to the company’s flagship store in the centre of Whitby in 2006.

A Co-op spokesman said: “Dennis has been a familiar face in the last 13 years and well known by many shoppers.

“He is a highly regarded manager throughout the Co-op for his experience and passion for retail.

“He will be missed by many colleagues and customers. The company and store staff wish him all the best for the future.”