Co-op confirms store plan for former South Shore Booths site

The former Booths store in South Shore which will be replaced by a Co-op
The former Booths store in South Shore which will be replaced by a Co-op

The Co-op has confirmed plans to open a new convenience store in Blackpool, creating 15 new jobs.

The proposed £500,000 store is part of a new development on the site of the former Booths supermarket in South Shore, and is set to open in autumn 2018 with 28 parking spaces.

The 2,500 sq ft sales store is located in the heart of the community, and will have an in-store bakery, locally sourced products and a focus on fresh, healthy foods, meal ideas and essentials.

Chris Moss, regional acquisitions manager for the Co-op, said: “We’re looking forward to opening a new store in South Shore. We’re delighted to have the opportunity to provide shoppers with our wide range of award-winning food, in a store designed to be easy to use for everyone.

“The new store will also bring a funding boost for community groups through the Co-op’s recently launched Membership scheme.”

Tony Hind, Head of New Store Development, added: “We’re committed to finding great locations for our new stores, we know people want to be able to buy high quality food near to where they live and work, in handy-sized shops that are open at convenient times.

We opened 100 new stores last year and will open another 100 again this year and are always on the lookout for new sites where we can be at the heart of local life.”