Costa Coffee and Sainsbury’s have announced a new change that will come to stores nationwide.

The coffee shop chain will be opening cafes in Sainsbury’s stores across the UK but for now, plans aim to open 11 new stores within Sainsbury’s supermarkets throughout 2024 - one of which is already open.

The investment which exceeds £3 million will allow customers to catch up with friends or take a break at Costa Coffee while shopping for their groceries at Sainsbury’s.

More than 100 jobs are set to be created with training opportunities available for team members.

Denbighshire Free Press: The first Costa Coffee store to open in a Sainsbury's supermarket is one in PortsmouthThe first Costa Coffee store to open in a Sainsbury's supermarket is one in Portsmouth (Image: Costa Coffee)

Costa Coffee and Sainsbury's team up to open new cafes

Speaking about the announcement, Nick Ridley, Property Director at Costa Coffee, said: “We are excited to join forces with Sainsbury’s, bringing our much-loved Costa Coffee experiences to shoppers nationwide.

“We’re proud that we will soon be able to make a difference to customers looking to catch up with friends and family over lunch or enjoy a beloved Costa coffee after their weekly shop.”  

The two brands already have a relationship with Costa Coffee’s Ready to Drink and At Home ranges being sold in Sainsbury’s stores and more than 1,000 Costa Express machines in Sainsbury’s stores and petrol stations, selling a staggering ten million cups of coffee in 2023 alone.

Richard Crampton, Sainsbury’s Director of Fresh Food, said: “We know that customers like the convenience of being able to stop for a drink, snack or sit-down lunch while they’re doing their shopping, and we think that Costa Coffee stores will offer a fantastic opportunity to do this within Sainsbury’s supermarkets.

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“That’s why we’re delighted to be building on our existing collaboration with Costa Coffee to roll out this fantastic new option for customers in our stores over the next year and we’re looking forward to hearing what they think.”

First Costa Coffee store opens in Sainsbury’s store in Portsmouth

The first Costa Coffee store opened in Sainsbury’s Farlington Superstore in Portsmouth last week (February 15), creating nine new job roles in the Portsmouth community.

Ten more are set to open in 2024 under the initial plans.