Shoppers will be able to grab a bargain and tuck into jacket potatoes as four new stores have been announced to be opening at Sailmakers Shopping Centre in Ipswich.

Signage is now up on four brand new shops - Bargain Food Warehouse, Big Red Label, Stock King, and Just Potatoes. 

The bargain shop and potato shops are due to open their doors to shoppers on Friday (February 16).

Just Potatoes will offer cooked jacket potatoes for takeaway as well as coffee.

Gary Martin, owner of the new  Bargain Food Warehouse, said the business is a "family venture" that aims to bring great value products and also create jobs, selling short-date branded products at a discount.

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The 43-year-old said: “Money is tight for a lot of people, and we want to make a difference to people's budgets as well as helping to tackle food waste.

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"Products will have two months on their best before dates and will be heavily discounted.” 

He added: “Sailmakers is an absolutely beautiful centre and is already thriving with a great mix of retailers.

"When we visited last Friday, it was really busy with shoppers.”  

The shop will also have “offer of the day”, which can be seen on the "Bargain Food Warehouse – Ipswich" page on Facebook.   

Two other clearance stores are also set to open in the next month.

Stock King will be selling bankrupt household stock at discounted prices, while the Big Red Label will offer clothing items for £1, £3, and £5.

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The openings will bring 15 new jobs to the area and are the latest developments in the ALB Group's refurbishment of the centre since the group purchased the site in 2022.

ALB Group's managing director Arran Bailey said: “We are delighted to let these four units, which are among the final shops available to rent. We wish these new businesses all the very best.

“Local people deserve a shopping centre that is thriving. We have offered lease agreements that are both flexible and affordable, which has encouraged a wide range of national and local brands to set up shop.  

“We think the retailers here offer a great mix of products in a location that is a pleasure to browse and shop.”