New Sainsbury’s opened by Hassocks pupils

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A new Sainsbury’s convenience store has opened on Keymer Road, Hassocks, creating 19 new jobs for the local community. The new Sainsbury’s Local is located at 22-24 Keymer Road, Hassocks, BN6 8AN.

The convenience store will trade from 7am until 11pm, seven days a week, offering customers a wide range of groceries and fresh foods. The store features include an in-store bakery, ready meals, sandwiches, fresh fruit and vegetables and chilled wine and beer. Another feature of the store includes ATM machine.

School children from Hassocks Infant School, joined store manager Ian Hunter to cut the official ribbon of the new store and declared it open for business on Tuesday 13th January.

Commenting on the opening, store manager Ian Hunter, said: “Store colleagues and I are extremely proud to be opening the Hassocks Keymer Road Local store today. We are looking forward to welcoming our new customers in-store, and showcasing the great range of products we have on offer. I am also delighted to welcome Hassocks Infant School to our store opening, who have benefitted from our donation of an Active Kids pack. We hope to keep in regular touch and work closely with them in the community.”

Sainsbury’s also donated an Active Kids pack to Hassocks Infant School. The pack contains balls, hula-hoops, skipping ropes, bean bags and bats among other sports and gym equipment. They have also donated £1,000 to the school as part of further community engagement.

A representative of Hassocks Infant School, said: “We are thrilled to build a relationship with the store and on behalf of the children at the school I would like to thank Sainsbury’s for their generous donation of the Active Kids pack. It has been a pleasure to be involved with the store ahead of the opening and the children were very excited to be able to cut the ribbon on opening day.”

The new store’s chosen Local Charity Partner is Hassocks Age Concern, who provide services for the older members of the community and who encourage and support independence of local residents over the age of 55. Prior to Christmas the new store donated 6 Christmas hampers to the charity.

Prior to the opening, the new Sainsbury’s Hassocks Keymer Road Local store held a housewarming on Monday 12th January and invited local residents, businesses and also representatives from Hassocks Infant School and Hassocks Age Concern.

For more information, please contact Alexandra Hunter-Dunn from Sainsbury’s Property Communications on 0207 695 8320 or email

Report contributed by Sainsbury’s Hassocks.