Co-op to sell its store in Hampden Park

The Co-op group SUS-160726-110335001
The Co-op group SUS-160726-110335001

The Co-op Group has agreed to sell 298 of its food stores to McColl’s including one in Hampden Park.

Co-op is looking to boost sales of its own-label goods and said the stores sold to McColl’s were too small to stock a full range of those products.

The store in Queens Parade near the Mountney Road roundabout and Lottbridge Drove will become a McColls.

The sell-off does not, says the company, effect the Co-op in Parkfield Avenue or the neighbouring McColls in The Broadway.

Co-op Food boss Steve Murrells said staff working at stores being sold off will keep their jobs under the same employment terms and conditions.

“This announcement is completely in line with our strategy, as these stores did not allow us to provide a sufficiently compelling own-brand offer for our members going forwards,” said Mr Murrells.

“The proceeds will be re-invested to drive sustainable growth for our members and I’m delighted that all 3,808 colleagues will transfer to McColl’s on the same terms and conditions.”

The deal will require approval from competition regulators and McColl’s shareholders.

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage at

2) Like our Facebook page at Text to display

3) Follow us on Twitter @Eastbournenews

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Eastbourne Herald - always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.