Co-op to close stores early Sunday so staff can watch England vs Italy – .

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Co-op to close stores early Sunday so staff can watch England vs Italy – .


A supermarket chain is closing some of its stores early on Sunday evening so staff can watch the Euro 2020 final.
The cooperative branches belonging to the Southern Co-op group will close at 7:45 p.m., giving employees time to return home to watch England take on Italy.

Southern Co-op operates around 200 stores in total, 10 of which are in the Bristol area.

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The Co-op stores run by Southern Co-op are: North Street in Bedminster, Redcliffe Street in the city center, Wells Road in Totterdown, Whiteladies Road in Clifton, Ashley Down Road in Bishopston, Church Road in St George, Druid Hill in Stoke Bishop, Two Mile Hill Road in Kingswood and Memorial Road in Hanham.

However, non-Southern Co-op co-op stores will not close early for soccer.

Simon Eastwood, Director of Retail Operations at Southern Co-op, said, “Excitement has grown over the past few weeks in our stores and across the country.

“So many of us are going to be glued to our screens on Sunday, so it was only fitting that we closed our doors a few hours early and let our colleagues join in if they wanted to.

“Our colleagues continue to make us proud every day, so this is another way to say thank you. “

Posters have been put up on the doors of stores that close earlier to inform customers that their hours of operation are different from normal.

The posters said, “It’s back home, so we’re going home… at 7:45 pm Sunday.

“Our colleagues deserve some free time to watch the final, so we are closing all of our stores early. Thank you for your understanding. “

England reached the Euro 2020 final – their first major final since winning the World Cup in 1966 – after a tense 2-1 victory over Denmark on Wednesday night.

A complete list of Southern Co-op branches can be found on the Southern Co-op website.

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