East of England Co-op is launching a new convenience store in Ipswich Station.

The new store - accessible from the main concourse of the station on the Great Eastern Main Line which spans Norwich to London Liverpool Street - is its third this year.

Others are planned for Bishop’s Stortford and Thetford. 

The regional retail chain opened a new funeral branch and a Woodbridge travel branch this year as it continues to reshape the business.

The new 1,500 sq. ft. cashless store will feature two barista coffee-to-go machines, an in-store bakery, Tango Ice Blast dispenser and Fwip Ice Cream dispenser. It will stock chilled beers, ciders, wines and ready to drink cocktails.

Chief executive Doug Field  said: “We’re thrilled to be opening a food store at Ipswich Station, during what is an exciting time for the town and county.

“We’re looking forward to meeting our new customers, commuters and thousands of football fans visiting the town to watch Premier League football at Portman Road.

“At the East of England Co-op, it’s important to us to provide our customers with exciting products, exceptional customer service as well as access to our community outreach programmes.”