A new Co-op will open this week.

The store, in Eastbourne Road, Uckfield, will open this Thursday for the first time.

It will be open daily between 7am and 10pm.

The new supermarket, which is spread across 2,500 square feet, has created 13 local jobs.

Customers will have access to free parking, a cash machine, an in-store bakery and a Costa Coffee Express machine.

In order to cater to the needs of the community, Co-op will offer a wide range of items including fresh produce, everyday essentials, food-to-go, ready meals, pizzas, and gluten-free, vegan and plant-based products.

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Manager James Thirlway said: "The whole team is delighted to launch Co-op's newest store, to serve and support our community.

"We are really looking forward to welcoming member-owners and customers into their new Co-op.

"Our aim is to operate at the heart of local life, we’ve worked to develop the range, choice, and added services to create a compelling offer, conveniently."

The store will also have a soft plastic recycle unit to help the community recycle quicker and easier. It will operate as a Co-op franchise.