Gourmet frozen meals chain Cook has announced an aggressive expansion.

The chain has opened its seventh and largest shop in Epsom, Surrey. Retail director Edward Perry said he planned to open a further three to five shops over the next 12 months after experiencing like-for-like sales growth of 25% over the past year.

“We will grow as long as the quality of our range doesn’t suffer,” said Perry.
Next year Cook is boosting the capacity of its manufacturing facility in Sittingbourne, Kent where it makes 80% of its home-made style meals.