23 June 2022

Co-op is set to serve up a new 5,000 sq ft store in London Road, Brighton, this summer.

The new store supports more than 30 local jobs, and is expected to open at the end of July.

Running on 100% renewable electricity, the new Co-op will include a free ATM, Fairtrade coffee machine, bakery, freshly squeezed orange juice and, sushi, alongside an extensive focus on fresh; healthy products; meal ideas; everyday essentials; food-to-go; award winning beers and wines; ready meals; a new menu range inspired by global flavours and, free-from; vegan and plant-based products – including Co-op’s exclusive vegan range, GRO.

Amazon parcel collection is also available for added ease and convenience. A recycle unit is also available to enable the community to return its ‘soft plastics’ - including: crisp packets, bread bags, lids from ready meals and yogurt pots, biscuit wrappers and, pet food pouches. Compostable carrier bags are also available for shoppers who forget their reusable bags in order to eliminate single use plastic bags.

There is also a free water refill station where shoppers can fill up their own water bottles.

A funding boost is also provided locally through Co-op’s Membership programme. Membership of the Co-op not only unlocks additional value through in-store offers and, sees Members rewarded with 2p in every pound they spend on Co-op branded products which is added to their own personal Membership account balance, but the Co-op also donates the same amount to local causes and community organisations.

Students who are TOTUM cardholders – the new name for NUS extra – also receive a 10% discount at the Co-op.

Ferhat Spurling, Co-op’s Store Manager, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to create a new-look Co-op store in London Road. Our aim is to operate at the heart of local life, and we have worked to create the range, choice, products and added services to create a really compelling offer to serve the community, conveniently.”

Co-op has more than 4M active Members, and alongside Food, it operates: Co-op Funeralcare, Insurance and Legal Services.

More information about the benefits of Co-op Membership is available by visiting https://www.coop.co.uk/membership

Further information:
Andrew Torr
Co-op Press Office
M: 07702505551
E: andrew.torr@coop.co.uk