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Greggs to reopen in Crawley from Thursday with limited menu

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From this Thursday 18th June, Greggs reopens in The Martletts, in Crawley.

The store is reopening 800 stores from Thursday and Crawley’s is one of them.

New rules are in place to ensure everyones health and wellbeing including for customers:

  • Only one adult per household will be allowed in the shop. Children can join them if needed.
  • New floor markings to guide you around the shop at a safe distance
  • A 2m distance rule is in place to keep customers apart
  • To reduce contact, the store is only accepting card payments at the moment

Greggs is also ensuring their staff and the store is kept in line with new guidance including:

  • Increase in focus on handwashing and hygiene.
  • Each shop has introduced 30-minute cleans for all equipment and key touchpoints
  • All of Greggs Team Members have undergone Social Distancing training prior to returning to work.
  • Behind the counter, Greggs have marked out zones and are asking their teams to follow specific “roles” to avoid crossing into another person’s station.
  • All staff have been provided with PPE that they can use if they wish to do so

The store also has a limited menu when it reopens:

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Aldi looking to open second store in Crawley, but where is it going to be?

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The UK’s fifth largest supermarket has been on an expansion drive in recent years as it targets having 1,200 stores open by 2025.

Among the towns it hopes to open in are Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, and Worthing.

Most excitingly for locals here though, it also wants to build an additional store in Crawley as well as Brighton and Hastings.

Aldi, which currently has more than 880 stores across the UK, has identified 20 new locations where it is looking for freehold town-centre or edge-of-centre sites suitable for development.

It says each site should be around 1.5 acres and able to accommodate a 20,000 sq ft store with around 100 parking spaces, ideally on a prominent main road and with good visibility and access. 

With Morrisons leaving their town centre location speculation has turned to whether this will now be the perfect location for the second Aldi.

Ciaran Aldridge, National Property Director at Aldi UK, said:

“Aldi is growing rapidly and we are welcoming around a million new customers into our stores every year.

“But there are also hundreds of towns across the UK where there is not an Aldi, meaning there are hundreds of thousands of people who can’t easily access the high quality, affordable food our customers love.

“We are willing to explore all opportunities, including developer-led schemes or existing retail units.”

The full list of locations it is targeting in Sussex are:

  • Bexhill
  • Bognor Regis
  • Brighton
  • Burgess Hill
  • Chichester
  • Crawley
  • East Grinstead
  • Eastbourne
  • Goring-by-Sea
  • Hailsham
  • Hastings
  • Haywards Heath
  • Horsham
  • Littlehampton
  • Midhurst
  • Newhaven
  • Portslade
  • Shoreham
  • Uckfield
  • Worthing

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