Co-op store holds final sale ahead of closure next week
final closure sale is underway at Highbridge's Co-op supermarket
ahead of the store shutting down at the end of next week.
supermarket in Southwell Crescent will close on Saturday October
20th and shoppers are snapping up cut-price bargains at the store.
to Burnham-On-Sea.com, a spokesperson for the Co-op said: "The
decision to close any store is not taken lightly."
Co-op is moving forward with a real purpose and momentum and, while
this often involves the opening of new stores, we sometimes have
to take difficult decisions."
decision is in no way a reflection on the hard work and commitment
of colleagues. We would like to thank the community for its support
over the years."
Chamber's Mike Murphy told Burnham-On-Sea.com that the closure is
a blow, but added: "This does not come as a surprise given
the stated policy of the Co-op to reduce larger stores and expand
nationwide with convenience stores open seven days a week trading
until 11pm even on a Sunday."
effectively places them firmly in the 'convenience store niche'
and firmly away from the battleground of the larger stores. The
arrival of the store at Berrow and the proposed one at Morlands
shows the way."
added: "Obviously regular users living close by will miss the
larger range the Co-op provides but it was obvious the store struggled
and it could be useful to have a convenience anchor store in a shopping
mall in the entrance to the Bank Street Car park, similar to the
shopping carpark at Langport."
remains a town in transition and with several housing projects about
to add another 1,000 homes in the area and with a new Aldi, we need
new ideas for Market Street to truly become a social and retail