New opening date confirmed for Bracklesham Bay Co-op store after a delay

The new Co-op store in Bracklesham Bay will open on October 15 – two weeks later than the original planned date.

The new 2,900 sq ft store was set to open on October 1, but the Co-op has confirmed it will now open on October 15.

The retailer is heading to Bracklesham Bay following a £629,000 investment from the retailer and will create 18 new local job opportunities.

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The shop is located in Bracklesham Lane and includes a bakery, an Everground Fairtrade coffee machine, and customer car parking - with opening times being 7am-11pm seven days a week. It will run on 100 per cent renewable energy sourced by the Co-op.

A new Co-op store is opening in Bracklesham Bay

Nigel Wicks, Co-op area manager, said: "We are extremely proud to be opening the new store. We have worked to develop product range, choice and services that will create a compelling offer for the community.”

Jamie Bartle, Co-op store manager, added: "Our store is committed to connecting communities and making a difference locally. Our aim is to operate at the heart of local life and we are looking forward to welcoming customers to our new store.”

A funding boost will be provided for the local area through the Co-op's Membership programme. Members of the scheme will unlock additional value through in-store offers, and will be rewarded with 2p for every pound spent on Co-op branded products. The Co-op will also donate the same amount to local causes.

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

Find more information about the Co-op's Membership scheme at: