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Brand new Central England Co-op store opens its doors at revamped Wolverhampton Railway Station

Posted by James Brindle | 02/08/2022 | Category: Corporate

Young local Wolverhampton athletes helped cut the ribbon on the new store which has created 20 new jobs.

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Young athletes cut ribbon on major regeneration of food store less than a mile from Commonwealth Games stadium

Posted by James Brindle | 28/07/2022 | Category: Corporate

Central England Co-op's Great Barr store has been transformed in time for the Commonwealth Games.

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Central England Co-op reveal first look at new Wolverhampton store ahead of launch next week

Posted by James Brindle | 19/07/2022 | Category: Corporate

New images show the progress of the new store at the revamped Wolverhampton Railway Station which is set to open on Friday, 29 July.

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New Central England Co-op in Lincolnshire opens doors creating 26 new jobs

Posted by James Brindle | 08/07/2022 | Category: Corporate

The new store in Donington was opened by local schoolchildren and specially invited guests.

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Schoolchildren cut ribbon on new Central England Co-op in South Yorkshire which has created 16 new jobs

Posted by James Brindle | 01/07/2022 | Category: Corporate

The store in Tickhill has seen a former pub in the town restored into a modern and sustainable food store.

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Central England Co-op reveal first look at new Donington store ahead of launch next week

Posted by James Brindle | 27/06/2022 | Category: Corporate

New images show the progress of the new store in the Lincolnshire village which is set to open on Friday, 8 July.

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New green space funded by carrier bags is set to benefit local community after launch in Yaxley

Posted by James Brindle | 27/06/2022 | Category: Corporate

Local schoolchildren cut the ribbon on the new sustainable space at our Yaxley Food Store, the third such space to launch at CEC stores this year.

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Central England Co-op reveal first look at new Tickhill store ahead of launch next week

Posted by James Brindle | 20/06/2022 | Category: Corporate

New images show the progress of the new store off the A60 in the town which is set to open on Friday, 1 July.

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Central England Co-op officially opens its first store in Lancashire creating 18 new jobs

Posted by James Brindle | 16/05/2022 | Category: Corporate

The ribbon has been cut on the new store in Clayton-le-Woods.

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Central England Co-op officially opens its brand new store in Lichfield creating 11 new jobs

Posted by James Brindle | 06/05/2022 | Category: Corporate

The new store has opened its doors at Fosseway Gate, part of the city's new Birmingham Road development.

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Central England Co-op reveal first look at new Lancashire store ahead of launch next week

Posted by James Brindle | 03/05/2022 | Category: Corporate

New images show the progress of the new Wigan Road store in Clayton-le-Woods which is set to open on May 13 and will be Central England Co-op's first Lancashire store.

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Central England Co-op reveal first look at new Lichfield store ahead of launch next week

Posted by James Brindle | 25/04/2022 | Category: Corporate

New images show the progress of the new Fosseway Gate store off Birmingham Road which is set to open on May 6.

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Central England Co-op transforms another Northants food store with a whole new look after major investment

Posted by James Brindle | 15/04/2022 | Category: Corporate

The Oundle food store in Northamptonshire has been completely transformed into a more modern and sustainable store following a similar investment in nearby Thrapston last month.

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Leicestershire village food store is transformed with a completely new look

Posted by James Brindle | 02/04/2022 | Category: Corporate

The Kibworth Central England Co-op in Leicestershire has been completely transformed into a more modern and sustainable store.

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Major investment creates completely new look for Yorkshire food store including new sustainable space for local community

Posted by James Brindle | 25/03/2022 | Category: Corporate

The Dodworth Central England Co-op has been completely transformed and features the first of our sustainable spaces in partnership with Groundwork.

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Schoolchildren cut ribbon on new look Northamptonshire food store following major investment

Posted by James Brindle | 04/03/2022 | Category: Corporate

The Thrapston Central England Co-op has been completely transformed into a more modern and sustainable store.

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Central England Co-op officially opens its new £700,000 store in Yorkshire village creating 14 new jobs

Posted by James Brindle | 04/02/2022 | Category: Corporate

The ribbon was cut on the new store in Armthorpe by local schoolchildren.

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Central England Co-op officially opens bigger and better new store in Ashby town centre following £700k investment

Posted by James Brindle | 17/01/2022 | Category: Corporate

The new Market Street store has opened its doors after relocating to more spacious and more modern surroundings.

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Central England Co-op reveal launch date and give first look at brand new Ashby town centre store

Posted by James Brindle | 29/12/2021 | Category: Corporate

New images show the progress of the new store in Market Street, Ashby set to open on January 14.

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Central England Co-op honours colleagues ‘Creating a sustainable Society for all’ at glittering awards ceremony

Posted by James Brindle | 01/12/2021 | Category: Corporate

Colleagues across the Society have been recognised for their achievements over the past 12 months at a special awards ceremony.

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Central England Co-operative officially opens its new £600,000 store to support new Warwickshire community - creating 20 new jobs

Posted by James Brindle | 17/09/2021 | Category: Corporate

The ribbon was cut on the new store in Houlton by local schoolchildren.

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Central England Co-op partners with Too Good To Go to help it reduce food waste even further

Posted by James Brindle | 20/08/2021 | Category: Corporate

It is hoped the link-up will save almost 230,000 meals going to waste every year.

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Central England Co-op officially opens its new £1.85m plus store to support Nottinghamshire community - creating 15 new jobs

Posted by James Brindle | 02/08/2021 | Category: Corporate

New Warsop store launches with a special launch event, including an appearance by the Gruffalo.

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Central England Co-op reveal first look at new Nottinghamshire store ahead of launch event featuring special appearance by children’s favourite

Posted by James Brindle | 21/07/2021 | Category: Corporate

Take a look at the progress of Central England Co-op's new Warsop store ahead of its launch.

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Central England Co-op launches annual food bank donation campaign to help tackle holiday hunger

Posted by James Brindle | 14/06/2021 | Category: Community

Annual Central England Co-op Summer Food Bank Appeal aims to support those impacted by holiday hunger in its communities.

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Central England Co-op makes six-figure investment and partners with charity Groundwork on sustainable spaces project

Posted by James Brindle | 04/06/2021 | Category: Community

The partnership will create a range of different 'eco' spaces on land around the Society's retail stores and funeral homes.

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New cycle repair stations rolled out at 21 Central England Co-op sites to encourage cycle use

Posted by James Brindle | 20/05/2021 | Category: Corporate

Central England Co-op roll out new features to help encourage benefits of cycling.

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Retailers unite to call for Government to avoid a “life sentence” of violence and abuse for shopworkers

Posted by James Brindle | 12/05/2021 | Category: Corporate

Central England Co-op joins with over 30 retailers to encourage MPs to back an amendment to a flagship Government crime bill which would offer frontline workers greater protection.

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Central England Co-op 2021 Board election results

Posted by Rob Smyth | 30/04/2021 | Category: Corporate

Results of our 2021 Board Elections can now be revealed

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New coffee shop launches at Central England Co-op’s flagship site in Lichfield creating 10 new jobs

Posted by James Brindle | 16/04/2021 | Category: Corporate

The Insomnia Coffee Company outlet has launched at the Society's Boley Park development in Lichfield.

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Launch date confirmed for new coffee shop at Central England Co-op’s new flagship site in Lichfield

Posted by James Brindle | 06/04/2021 | Category: Corporate

New Insomnia Coffee Company shop at Lichfield Central England Co-op to open on Friday, 16 April.

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Central England Co-operative officially opens its new £2.2 million store to support Cambridgeshire village community - creating 15 new jobs

Posted by James Brindle | 22/02/2021 | Category: Community

New Central England Co-op store opens in Ely Road, Sutton after investment of £2.2 million.

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Central England Co-op reveal first look at new Cambridgeshire store ahead of launch in February

Posted by James Brindle | 01/02/2021 | Category: Community

New images show the progress of the new store in Ely Road, Sutton, set to open on February 19.

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Central England Co-op supports the community and aims to minimise the impact of Brexit

Posted by Rob Smyth | 10/12/2020 | Category: Community

Plans outlined to help the community, customers and members.

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Central England Co-operative officially opens its new store to support the community in Eastwood

Posted by James Brindle | 27/11/2020 | Category: Corporate

Ribbon cut on new store in Eastwood after £300,000 investment.

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Central England Co-op reveals opening date and first look of new food store in North Warwickshire

Posted by James Brindle | 27/11/2020 | Category: Corporate

The new Grendon Central England Co-op is opening in a former public house off the A5.

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Central England Co-operative officially opens its new store to support the community in Norfolk town - creating 19 new jobs

Posted by James Brindle | 20/11/2020 | Category: Community

New Reepham Central England Co-op community food store opens its doors following £500k investment.

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Central England Co-op reveals first look of new food store in Eastwood ahead of launch

Posted by James Brindle | 19/11/2020 | Category: Corporate

Images show progress of new Central England Co-op food store in Nottingham Road.

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We are backing the National Respect for Shopworkers Week campaign

Posted by Rob Smyth | 16/11/2020 | Category: Corporate

Central England Co-op supports National Respect for Shopworkers Week

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We sign up to ambitious plan to decarbonise the retail industry

Posted by Rob Smyth | 10/11/2020 | Category: Corporate

Central England Co-op joins forces with 60 other retailers to back British Retail Consortium (BRC) Climate Action Roadmap.

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Central England Co-op reveals opening date and first look of new food store in Norfolk town

Posted by James Brindle | 06/11/2020 | Category: Corporate

The new Reepham Central England Co-op Food Store opens later this month.

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Co-op customers can help tackle food poverty with their shopping this Christmas as part of special charity campaign

Posted by James Brindle | 05/11/2020 | Category: Corporate

Throughout December, any purchase made in Central England Co-op's food stores of products from its Irresistible range will see it donate five per cent from the sale of each product to FareShare Midlands.

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Central England Co-op 2020 Board election results

Posted by Rob Smyth | 30/10/2020 | Category: Membership

Five directors announced to help shape the future of the Society

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Central England Co-op launches Christmas toy appeal, so children don’t miss out this festive season

Posted by James Brindle | 19/10/2020 | Category: Community

Central England Co-op is launching a special toy appeal to help spread some joy this Christmas.

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We have launched our autumn/winter crime crackdown by telling would-be criminals ‘it is not worth the risk’ to target our colleagues and stores

Posted by Rob Smyth | 14/10/2020 | Category: Corporate

Criminals have been told ‘it is not worth the risk’ targeting Central England Co-op stores this autumn and winter following a roll-out of new measures.

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Interim results showcase how we have been leading the way for our members and local communities

Posted by Rob Smyth | 13/10/2020 | Category: Corporate

Our interim results showcase how we have been leading the way for our members and local communities during the Covid-19 pandemic

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Central England Co-operative officially opens its new store to support the community in Norwich - creating 20 new jobs

Posted by James Brindle | 10/09/2020 | Category: Corporate

The new Central England Co-op food store in Sprowston, Norwich has opened its doors creating 20 new jobs.

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Central England Co-op reveals opening date and first look of new food store in Norwich

Posted by James Brindle | 01/09/2020 | Category: Corporate

The opening date for the new Central England Co-op in Norwich has been revealed, as well as a first look behind the scenes.

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Coffee chain’s first Derbyshire outlet launches at Central England Co-op store following £620,000 project

Posted by James Brindle | 28/08/2020 | Category: Corporate

Central England Co-op's Littleover store is now home to a brand new coffee shop.

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Make the ultimate mug shot at launch of fast-growing coffee chain’s first Derbyshire outlet

Posted by James Brindle | 18/08/2020 | Category: Food

A first look at the progress of a new cafe set to open at our Littleover store later this month

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Our Prosecco named best of the best when it comes to supermarket fizz

Posted by Rob Smyth | 17/08/2020 | Category: Food

Co-op Irresistible Prosecco comes out on top against supermarket rivals

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MP leading fight to better protect shop staff backs our ‘zero tolerance’ plea

Posted by Rob Smyth | 11/08/2020 | Category: Corporate

Alex Norris supports our colleagues and campaigning efforts

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Nottinghamshire food store gets fresh new look with £100k makeover complete with artwork created by local schoolchildren

Posted by James Brindle | 11/08/2020 | Category: Corporate

A refreshed shopfront is among the changes at the Skegby Road Food Store including artwork provided by a local school.

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Grab a free cuppa at village food store as it celebrates new look after £86k makeover

Posted by James Brindle | 11/08/2020 | Category: Corporate

Central England Co-op's Bramcote Lane Food Store has been transformed following a £86,000 makeover

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Central England Co-op offers new range of fun and colourful reusable face coverings for kids

Posted by James Brindle | 10/08/2020 | Category: Corporate

Children's Face Coverings now available in Central England Co-op stores to meet demand.

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Co-op stocked rosé by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie awarded 10 out of 10 by wine expert

Posted by Rob Smyth | 06/08/2020 | Category: Food

Studio by Miraval Rosé is created by the French vineyard Chateau Miraval, a stunning estate situated in Correns, in the south of France, which is co-owned by the famous screen stars.

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40,000 items donated to summer food bank appeal in just one month

Posted by Rob Smyth | 06/08/2020 | Category: Community

Thanks to our customers and Members for their support

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Work set to begin on £3 million transformation of Boley Park Food Store in Lichfield

Posted by Rob Smyth | 03/08/2020 | Category: Corporate

Plans unveiled for new-look superstore

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We are urging the Government to do more to protect shop workers following three shocking attacks on colleagues

Posted by Rob Smyth | 23/07/2020 | Category: Corporate

Three incidents have prompted calls for more protection for shop workers.

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Our Summer Support for Kids campaign receives 10,000 donations in just one week

Posted by Rob Smyth | 10/07/2020 | Category: Community

Donations hit 10,000 in just one week

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Central England Co-operative officially opens its new store to support the community in Doncaster - creating 14 new jobs

Posted by James Brindle | 03/07/2020 | Category: Corporate

Take a look at our new Barnby Dun community store which is now open.

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Community Dividend Fund relaunched to provide grants to help communities deal with COVID-19 impact

Posted by Rob Smyth | 03/07/2020 | Category: Community

New-look Community Dividend Fund launched to help those impacted by COVID-19

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A close look at our first-ever online Annual Members’ Meeting

Posted by Rob Smyth | 18/06/2020 | Category: Community

Join us for a look back on our first-ever online Annual Members' Meeting

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Central England Co-op reveals opening date and first look at new food store in Nottingham

Posted by James Brindle | 08/05/2020 | Category: Corporate

Take a look at some images of our new Beeston food store ahead of its launch.

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We are urging communities to come together to support those affected by the Coronavirus

Posted by Rob Smyth | 18/03/2020 | Category: Community

We are hosting an urgent food bank appeal, starting a major recruitment drive, donating to FareShare Midlands and launching an online hub to update our customers.

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First new store of 2020 opens in Leicestershire following £1.5 million investment

Posted by Rob Smyth | 13/03/2020 | Category: Corporate

Schoolchildren help cut the ribbon at new Oak Tree Corner community food store.

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Long-serving Funeral Director is taken down memory lane to mark 25th anniversary of Lowestoft Funeral Home

Posted by James Brindle | 09/03/2020 | Category: Funerals

A Lowestoft funeral director who has been helping families in the town for 25 years has been surprised with a trip down memory lane to mark a special anniversary.

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Retailer marks Fairtrade Fortnight with donation of special Fairtrade footballs to Chesterfield FC Women

Posted by James Brindle | 05/03/2020 | Category: Fairtrade

Central England Co-op has given a boost to a local football team in Chesterfield with a special donation of Fairtrade footballs to mark Fairtrade Fortnight.

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First look at new Leicestershire store ahead of launch

Posted by James Brindle | 03/03/2020 | Category: Food

These first look images give a behind the scenes glimpse of the progress at our new Donington Le Heath Food Store in Leicestershire as its opening date is revealed.

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Central England Co-op research suggests shoppers are continuing to choose Fairtrade

Posted by James Brindle | 28/02/2020 | Category: Fairtrade

Our latest research for Fairtrade Fortnight shows shoppers are increasingly finding a place for Fairtrade products in their baskets.

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Join us for a cuppa!

Posted by Stephanie Forrester | 25/02/2020 | Category: Community

Join us at one of over 120 Time for a Cuppa events to raise funds for Dementia UK

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Central England Co-op urge customers to ‘do good at home and overseas’ this Fairtrade Fortnight

Posted by James Brindle | 18/02/2020 | Category: Fairtrade

To mark Fairtrade Fortnight Central England Co-op is urging customers to ‘do good at home and overseas’ by supporting farmers abroad while helping those less fortunate in their own communities.

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New jobs now available as Derbyshire food store set to be boosted by brand new coffee shop

Posted by James Brindle | 14/02/2020 | Category: Food

Our Littleover Food Store is set to welcome a brand new coffee shop with recruitment under way for five new colleagues.

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‘Love your local food bank’ this Valentine’s Day

Posted by Rob Smyth | 04/02/2020 | Category: Community

This Valentine's Day we are encouraging customers and members to support someone in need.

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Belper colleagues help reunite missing toy monkey with local youngster

Posted by Rob Smyth | 28/01/2020 | Category: Community

Scarlett Sellars was 'over the moon' to get her toy monkey Maggie back.

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We are supporting a pioneering scheme to turn around the lives of prolific offenders in Birmingham

Posted by Rob Smyth | 22/01/2020 | Category: Corporate

We are proud to work with West Midlands Police to help turn around the lives of James and Paul.

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Christmas and New Year results success sees Central England Co-op bucking the industry trend

Posted by Rob Smyth | 16/01/2020 | Category: Corporate

Thanks to customers, members and colleagues for helping us have a great Christmas and New Year.

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Twenty-five community groups and charities handed share of £44,000 funding boost thank to our Community Dividend Fund

Posted by Rob Smyth | 16/01/2020 | Category: Community

Grants were handed out to good causes in Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Bedfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and the West Midlands.

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We invested nearly £12 million in new stores, funeral homes and refits during 2019

Posted by Rob Smyth | 01/01/2020 | Category: Corporate

We opened everything from new stores to funeral booking offices during 2019.

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One hundred and fourteen groups share over £177,885 in 2019 thanks to our Community Dividend Fund

Posted by Rob Smyth | 26/12/2019 | Category: Community

Grants were handed out to good causes in Derbyshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Northants, West Midlands, Warwickshire, Bedfordshire and Yorkshire.

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Our Christmas Toybox Appeal sees over 12,000 presents donated to boost local youngsters

Posted by Rob Smyth | 13/12/2019 | Category: Community

A total of 20 good causes will now hand them out in time for Christmas

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We have linked up with four good causes to help the homeless this winter

Posted by Rob Smyth | 09/12/2019 | Category: Community

Charities in Derby, Burton, Northamptonshire and Lowestoft will each out 50 winter survival kits to people in need this winter.

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First look at planned £3 million investment to create flagship Lichfield store

Posted by Rob Smyth | 09/12/2019 | Category: Corporate

This image showcases how our planned investment in Boley Park may look like.

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Giant polar bear and snow queen descend on Great Barr as part of special Christmas display

Posted by Rob Smyth | 02/12/2019 | Category: Funerals

Floral shop in Great Barr transforms its front window into a winter wonderland

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We are launching a new campaign calling for an end of violence and aggression towards colleagues

Posted by Rob Smyth | 18/11/2019 | Category: Corporate

New campaign links up with local police forces to tackle issue in our stores and protect colleagues.

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Central England Co-op reveals opening date and first look behind the scenes of its new Food Store in Tamworth

Posted by James Brindle | 18/11/2019 | Category: Corporate

These first look images give a behind the scenes glimpse at our new Tamworth Food Store as its opening date is revealed.

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Central England Co-op reveals opening date and first look behind the scenes of its new Food Store in Lowestoft

Posted by James Brindle | 31/10/2019 | Category: Corporate

New images give a behind the scenes look at our new Lowestoft Food Store as its opening date is revealed.

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We are launching out first ever Christmas toy appeal to ensure children do not miss out on a gift this festive season

Posted by Rob Smyth | 22/10/2019 | Category: Community

Collections will be held throughout November across Central England Co-op Food Stores, Funeral, Travel and Floral sites.

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Central England Co-op reveals opening date and first look behind the scenes of its new Food Store in Belper

Posted by James Brindle | 22/10/2019 | Category: Corporate

New images give a behind the scenes look at our new Openwoodgate Food Store as its opening date is revealed.

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Make memories this Christmas with the gift of travel

Posted by Stephanie Forrester | 14/10/2019 | Category: Travel

Let our Travel teams inspire you to broaden your gift horizons this Christmas

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Thirty community groups and charities handed share of £44,000 from our Community Dividend Fund

Posted by Rob Smyth | 08/10/2019 | Category: Community

Grants were handed out to good causes in Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Kettering, Leicester, Yorkshire, Bedfordshire, Warwickshire, and the West Midlands.

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Our food redistribution project now donates over 1,600,000 meals a year in total to help those in need

Posted by Rob Smyth | 02/10/2019 | Category: Community

Nearly 4,500 meals a day are created as a result of the link-up with FareShare East Midlands.

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Winner of our Trip of a Lifetime competition revealed!

Posted by Rob Smyth | 02/10/2019 | Category: Travel

Carpenter from Birmingham scoops unexpected £10,000 honeymoon thanks to Central England Co-op

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Central England Co-op half year results show rise in sales despite challenging retail market

Posted by Rob Smyth | 20/09/2019 | Category: Corporate

Rise in sales boosted by investment in new sites and Travel Shop network

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Central England Co-operative supports Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Posted by James Brindle | 19/09/2019 | Category: Funerals

Central England Co-operative Funeralcare will be serving up coffee and cake across the country to raise money as part of Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

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Our Summer Food Bank Appeal collects 165,000 items and creates 42,500 meals for children

Posted by Rob Smyth | 11/09/2019 | Category: Community

Kind-hearted customers and members help our efforts to combat holiday hunger

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First look behind the scenes at new Calow Central England Co-op Food Store ahead of official opening

Posted by James Brindle | 13/08/2019 | Category: Food

New images give a behind the scenes look at our new Calow Food Store as its opening date draws near.

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Co-op joins forces with social enterprise Hey Girls to take on period poverty in the UK

Posted by Rob Smyth | 26/07/2019 | Category: Food

Central England Co-op links up with Hey Girls

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Thirty-six community groups and charities handed share of £44,000 funding boost

Posted by Rob Smyth | 08/07/2019 | Category: Community

Find out the latest from our Community Dividend Fund

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Our Summer Food Bank Appeal aims to combat holiday hunger

Posted by Rob Smyth | 26/06/2019 | Category: Community

Please support our Summer Food Bank Appeal

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First look behind the scenes at new Central England Co-op Food Store in Stowupland ahead of official opening

Posted by James Brindle | 29/05/2019 | Category: Food

New images give a first look at our new Stowupland Food Store as its opening date is revealed

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Our Corporate Responsibility Report highlights key milestones in supporting local communities

Posted by Rob Smyth | 23/05/2019 | Category: Community

We are proud of work to enhance the areas we trade for our communities.

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Cutting-edge short films show impact on young people supporting family members who have dementia

Posted by Rob Smyth | 15/05/2019 | Category: Corporate

We have teamed up with Dementia UK to produce a series of powerful films showcasing young people talking about helping relatives with dementia.

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We have been shortlisted for Leading Co-operative of the Year 2019 award

Posted by Rob Smyth | 07/05/2019 | Category: Corporate

Help us win the top gong at the Co-operative of the Year Awards 2019

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Our Easter Food Bank Appeal has helped create over 11,000 food parcels in just two weeks to help people in need

Posted by Rob Smyth | 24/04/2019 | Category: Community

A total of 32,000 items were donated by customers and members.

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Twenty-four community groups and charities handed £42,000 funding boost from our Community Dividend Fund

Posted by Rob Smyth | 03/04/2019 | Category: Community

Groups across the area have shared in the latest payout.

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Increased sales and trading profit drive Central England Co-operative’s work to support local communities

Posted by Rob Smyth | 29/03/2019 | Category: Corporate

We are proud of our latest annual results.

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Help us collect over 30,000 items as part of our Easter Food Bank Appeal

Posted by Rob Smyth | 26/03/2019 | Category: Food

Our Easter Food Bank Appeal hopes to create 10,000 meals for people in need

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New Central England Co-op research reveals Mother’s Day shoppers are spending more than ever on treating their mum

Posted by Rob Smyth | 25/03/2019 | Category: Food

Our research has revealed Mother's Day spending habits

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Female leaders from the world of Co-ops met ahead of International Women’s Day at special event

Posted by Rob Smyth | 07/03/2019 | Category: Corporate

Harvest Fields Centre, in Sutton Coldfield, played host to the event.

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Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 – taking a closer look at seven major products

Posted by James Brindle | 04/03/2019 | Category: Fairtrade

As we kick off the second week of Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 we take a closer look at the seven core Fairtrade products we stock in our Food Stores.

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Central England Co-op welcomes new Chief Executive Debbie Robinson

Posted by Rob Smyth | 04/03/2019 | Category: Corporate

Debbie joins from her role as UK Managing Director at SPAR UK.

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Join us for Time for a Cuppa

Posted by Stephanie Forrester | 01/03/2019 | Category: Food

Join colleagues, members and customers for a Time for a Cuppa Event near you to raise funds for Dementia UK

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Food banks create 100,000 meals for people in need during 2018 thanks to kind donations

Posted by Rob Smyth | 28/02/2019 | Category: Community

Customers and members dig deep to support our food banks in 2018.

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Central England Co-op brings a touch of Hollywood by stocking a wine created by movie superstars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Posted by Rob Smyth | 26/02/2019 | Category: Food

New wine is now available in selected stores.

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Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 – The important links between Fairtrade and the Co-op

Posted by James Brindle | 25/02/2019 | Category: Fairtrade

Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 is underway and our first blog looks at the history of Fairtrade and its important links with the Co-op.

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Launch of exciting bursary with Birmingham City University aimed at boosting skills such as maths and science

Posted by Rob Smyth | 25/02/2019 | Category: Corporate

Students will now have the chance to forge careers in areas such as IT, digital, science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

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Our Community Dividend Fund has shared out £40,000 between 26 great groups and projects

Posted by Rob Smyth | 09/01/2019 | Category: Community

The fund has helped causes from Leicestershire to Suffolk.

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Our Christmas Food Bank Appeal has collected 75,000 donations to help people in need

Posted by Rob Smyth | 02/01/2019 | Category: Community

The food and various other items have helped create over 30,000 meals during the festive period.

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We have helped 152 groups by donating £187,000 from our Community Dividend Fund in 2018

Posted by Rob Smyth | 12/12/2018 | Category: Community

Our Community Dividend Fund has helped 152 groups in 2018.

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How our Community Dividend Fund is improving road safety in Kettering

Posted by Rob Smyth | 06/12/2018 | Category: Community

BrightKidz is using its Community Dividend Fund grant to help youngsters learn about road safety in Kettering.

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We are supporting people in need with our Christmas Food Bank Appeal

Posted by Rob Smyth | 15/11/2018 | Category: Community

We hope to collect over 70,000 items in five weeks to help support our food bank partners

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Thirty-six projects share £42,000 thanks to our Community Dividend Fund

Posted by Rob Smyth | 15/10/2018 | Category: Community

We have helped a range of good causes from schools to charities.

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Our half year results show strong financial performance and growth

Posted by Rob Smyth | 21/09/2018 | Category: Corporate

Strong sales and investment help Society enjoy good first half of 2018

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Join us for coffee!

Posted by Stephanie Forrester | 18/09/2018 | Category: Community

Find out where you can join our colleagues for coffee and cake and fundraise for Macmillan.

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Our Summer Food Bank Appeal has received 140,000 donations and created 35,000 meals for kids at risk of holiday hunger

Posted by Rob Smyth | 07/09/2018 | Category: Community

Our holiday hunger campaign has been a big success this summer

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School Lunch Boxes: Packing them with inspiration

Posted by Stephanie Forrester | 01/09/2018 | Category: Food

Read our tips and ideas for easy, healthy packed lunches for the new term.

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Find out how one Food Store in Burton is helping families in need by launching a food bank collection

Posted by Rob Smyth | 13/08/2018 | Category: Community

Castle Park Food Store links up with East Staffordshire Family Support Service to create food bank partnership

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We have handed over £20,000 to over 20 good causes in Derbyshire thanks to our Community Dividend Fund

Posted by Rob Smyth | 06/08/2018 | Category: Community

Our Community Dividend Fund has helped over 20 groups across Derbyshire

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Thank you to colleagues, customers and members for helping raise over £780,000 for Dementia UK

Posted by Rob Smyth | 01/08/2018 | Category: Community

Colleagues, customers and members help raise over £780,000 for Dementia UK

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Entertain your kids for less this summer

Posted by Rob Smyth | 13/07/2018 | Category: Food

Read our tips for maximising the enjoyment and minimising the cost during the school holidays.

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Over 14,000 meals created for children at risk of holiday hunger thanks to Summer Food Bank Appeal

Posted by Rob Smyth | 12/07/2018 | Category: Community

Summer Food Bank Appeal has had over 50,000 items donated but needs people to continue to support the vital campaign

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Barbecues – How To Go Beyond the Burger

Posted by Rob Smyth | 06/07/2018 | Category: Food

Be prepared for summer barbecue days with something more imaginative.

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Forty groups and charities share £43,000 boost thanks to our Community Dividend Fund

Posted by Rob Smyth | 06/07/2018 | Category: Community

We have helped 40 project as part of our latest Community Dividend Fund payout.

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Serve up some aces during Wimbledon fortnight

Posted by Rob Smyth | 29/06/2018 | Category: Food

It's Wimbledon time again! Here's how to get the flavours of the tournament at home.

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Enjoy tasty treats this summer with Central England Co-op

Posted by Rob Smyth | 28/06/2018 | Category: Food

We have a wide variety of tasty summer foods ready for the great British summer. The new range is in-store now and caters to all tastes.

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See how our Community Dividend Fund is making a difference for people in need in Derbyshire

Posted by Rob Smyth | 25/06/2018 | Category: Community

The Society has linked up with South Derbyshire Mental Health Association to help homeless people get an early morning boost.

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New film shows how a Community Dividend Fund grant has changed the lives of school kids

Posted by Rob Smyth | 22/06/2018 | Category: Community

Youngsters Edward Bancroft and Edward Rafferty talk about how chill out room has made a major impact at Long Eaton School

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Masterclass events will help Central England Co-op celebrate Co-operatives Fortnight

Posted by Rob Smyth | 18/06/2018 | Category: Community

Find out what we are doing as part of Co-operatives Fortnight

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Our food waste project is set to be rolled out across all shops following successful pilot

Posted by Rob Smyth | 15/06/2018 | Category: Corporate

Find out more about our work with FareShare East Midlands

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Foodie or Footy Fan? Get a Taste of the World Cup

Posted by Rob Smyth | 14/06/2018 | Category: Food

Enjoy some delicious foods from around the globe during the World Cup, whether you're a football fan or not.

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Father’s Day shopping habits revealed as part of new research

Posted by Rob Smyth | 11/06/2018 | Category: Food

Check out some top deals from Central England Co-op this Father's Day

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Perfect snack and drink ideas for fans to enjoy during the World Cup

Posted by Rob Smyth | 08/06/2018 | Category: Food

See some of our great tips for what to eat and drink during this summer's tournament.

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Celebrate British Tomato Week with Central England Co-op

Posted by Heather Clapton | 22/05/2018 | Category: Food

We are inviting customers to help us celebrate British Tomato Week 2018 by sharing some mouth-watering statistics about the fruit (yes, it is a fruit). As we begin to hit the high season for tomatoes, our figures reveal that we sold a staggering 248,034 packs of British tomatoes sold in May last year.

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Vote for us to be named Leading Co-operative of the Year 2018

Posted by Rob Smyth | 08/05/2018 | Category: Community

Vote for us now to be crowned Leading Co-operative of the Year

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Find out all about our fantastic fresh products

Posted by Rob Smyth | 03/05/2018 | Category: Food

Find out more about our great fresh products

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New report reveals that every £1 we spend is worth £23.15 in community impact

Posted by Rob Smyth | 01/05/2018 | Category: Community

Central England Co-op reveals results of Social Return on Investment report

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Central England Co-op is at the heart of the community in Wooldale

Posted by Heather Clapton | 27/04/2018 | Category: Community

Since merging with Wooldale Co-op in 2017, Central England Co-op has been actively working with customers and members in the community to welcome them to the Society.

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Society set to take part in Birmingham Pride as part of commitment to equality and diversity

Posted by Rob Smyth | 26/04/2018 | Category: Community

Central England Co-op to take part in Birmingham Pride

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Central England Co-op invests over £38,000 on projects promoting environmental sustainability

Posted by Heather Clapton | 26/04/2018 | Category: Community

Central England Co-op is a community based and environmentally responsible retailer, our colleagues live in the communities they serve, and we are already actively reducing our carbon footprint as a business.

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Central England Co-op shines a light on its efforts to educate and inform

Posted by Heather Clapton | 24/04/2018 | Category: Community

Education forms a major part of our community work at Central England Co-operative and it’s one of the guiding principles that helps shape our commitment to improving the lives of our colleagues, members and customers.

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We have handed out £45,000 to boost 40 projects as part of our Community Dividend Fund

Posted by Rob Smyth | 23/04/2018 | Category: Community

A wide range of groups, organisations and charities were handed grants, with a total of £45,000 handed out to 40 good causes across 16 counties.

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Central England Co-op celebrates hitting five star milestone in responsible business ranking

Posted by Rob Smyth | 23/04/2018 | Category: Corporate

Central England Co-operative is celebrating being awarded the maximum five stars out of five in Business in the Community’s 2018 Corporate Responsibility Index (CR Index). This result means that in the space of just two years the dedication and hard work of colleagues from across the Society has contributed to its rating leaping from 2.5 stars to five. Central England Co-op’s overall score of 99 per cent has jumped from 87 per cent in 2016 and 98 per cent last year.

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Ambitious project helps cut food waste and create over 5,000 meals for people in need

Posted by Rob Smyth | 17/04/2018 | Category: Corporate

Society teams up with FareShare to tackle issue of food waste.

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Rise in sales and profits help the Society continue to make a difference in the community

Posted by Rob Smyth | 12/04/2018 | Category: Corporate

Gross sales and operating profit were up compared to the previous year despite the Society operating in a challenging and highly competitive trading environment.

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Lights, camera, action as our distribution hub stars in new film

Posted by Rob Smyth | 11/04/2018 | Category: Food

New film shines a light on our distribution colleagues

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Customers and members help collect over 25,000 items in just two weeks as part of foodbank appeal

Posted by Rob Smyth | 06/04/2018 | Category: Community

Thank you to our customers and members who supported our Easter Foodbank Appeal

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Shine a light: Meet Store Manager Brad Tuckfield

Posted by Rob Smyth | 04/04/2018 | Category: Community

Meet Brad Tuckfield, Store Manager at our Brundall Food Store

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Join In: Read the spring edition of our community and membership newspaper

Posted by Rob Smyth | 03/04/2018 | Category: Community

Our Spring edition of Join In is packed full of interesting stories of co-operation

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Central England Co-op celebrates one year since signing pledge to raise mental health awareness

Posted by Rob Smyth | 23/03/2018 | Category: Community

We shine a light on the impact made following the signing of the Time to Change pledge in March last year.

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We are celebrating being awarded five star responsible business rating

Posted by Rob Smyth | 05/03/2018 | Category: Corporate

We have scored five out of five in Business in the Community’s 2018 Corporate Responsibility Index (CR Index)

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Fairtrade in history

Posted by Heather Clapton | 01/03/2018 | Category: Fairtrade

Fairtrade Fortnight runs from 26th February – 11th March, and Central England Co-operative will be celebrating with lots of community and educational activities for children in schools. The sessions are to raise awareness of the Fairtrade movement and how shopping more ethically can make a difference. But how did Fairtrade come about and how did the Co-operative become involved?

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Celebrating positive change during Big Share Week

Posted by Stephanie Forrester | 26/02/2018 | Category: Community

Read about the recent innovations by our Shared Services Team being celebrated during Big Share Week.

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Central England Co-op now selling ‘best milk chocolate Easter egg’

Posted by Rob Smyth | 21/02/2018 | Category: Food

Find out which Central England Co-op Easter egg has been voted number one

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Central England Co-op celebrates great food and ethical trading during Fairtrade Fortnight

Posted by Heather Clapton | 19/02/2018 | Category: Fairtrade

This year’s Fairtrade Fortnight is 26th February – 11th March, and Central England Co-op is celebrating by reminding customers and colleagues what Fairtrade is all about. Fairtrade Fortnight focuses on the people who produce our food and aims to get people to making ethical choices in their everyday shopping. 

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Six of the best recipes to accompany the Six Nations Rugby

Posted by Stephanie Forrester | 09/02/2018 | Category: Community

We’ve got inspiration from each country to accompany the Six Nations Rugby

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We have handed out £57,000 to boost 36 charities and projects as part of our Community Dividend Fund

Posted by Rob Smyth | 19/01/2018 | Category: Community

We have helped out 36 charities and groups by handing out over £57,000 in the latest payout from Central England Co-operative’s Community Dividend Fund

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Central England Co-op donates kitchen essentials to charity for vulnerable adults

Posted by Rob Smyth | 08/01/2018 | Category: Community

Central England Co-op has donated kettles and toasters to support vulnerable adults with their independent living, through the housing charity Home Group.

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Central England Co-op completes project to install over 300 defibrillators at food stores and funeral homes

Posted by Rob Smyth | 05/01/2018 | Category: Community

Central England Co-op installs over 300 defibrillators at food stores and funeral homes

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Central England Co-op invests over £15 million to boost experience for customers

Posted by Rob Smyth | 02/01/2018 | Category: Corporate

The major development programme has seen individual areas such as Leicestershire and Derbyshire receive over £2 million in investment, Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire over £1.5 million and nearly £1 million in Cambridgeshire.

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Thank you for helping collect over 60,000 items as part of our Christmas Foodbank Appeal

Posted by Rob Smyth | 20/12/2017 | Category: Community

A total of over 16,000 meals will be handed out due to the success of the foodbank campaign

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Horsing around at Christmas with Horsley Woodhouse Primary School

Posted by Heather Clapton | 18/12/2017 | Category: Community

Conker the horse is a regular face at the Central England Co-op at Horsley Woodhouse after it opened its doors on 26th May, 2017. His owner Ellie Spencer lives across the road from the store and Conker visits quite often.

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We have handed out over £200,000 to 122 groups and charities thanks to our Community Dividend Fund

Posted by Rob Smyth | 13/12/2017 | Category: Community

We are proud of our Community Dividend Fund and how it has help hundreds of people across the year

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Inspiring examples of people #beingcoopy this festive season

Posted by Rob Smyth | 12/12/2017 | Category: Community

The team at Central England Co-operative are proud to be a part of the communities we serve and our #beingcoopy campaign is all about colleagues, customers and members making an impact

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Central England Co-op is just around the corner for your Christmas stocking fillers

Posted by Stephanie Forrester | 08/12/2017 | Category: Food

Central England Co-operative is the local helping hand for shoppers in its communities this Christmas with a selection of fun and inspiring stocking fillers to pop under the tree

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Exciting new range of Christmas treats available for savvy shoppers

Posted by Rob Smyth | 30/11/2017 | Category: Food

Check out our top Christmas treats that will wow guests at your party

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10 Tasty reasons to head in store

Posted by Nathan Lloyd | 23/11/2017 | Category: Food

10 Tasty reasons to head in store for Christmas

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Bring some festive cheer with our Christmas Foodbank Appeal

Posted by Rob Smyth | 15/11/2017 | Category: Community

We are urging customers, members and colleagues to donate vital items as part of our Christmas Foodbank Appeal this festive season

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Christmas Foodbank Appeal - Paul’s story

Posted by Rob Smyth | 15/11/2017 | Category: Community

Paul Brookhouse, from the Hope Centre, talks about the importance of foodbanks and why it is important that we all donate this festive season

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Christmas Foodbank Appeal - Lizzy’s story

Posted by Rob Smyth | 15/11/2017 | Category: Community

This special film features foodbank patron Lizzy sharing the story of how The Hope Centre, in Derby, helped turn her life around

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Special film showcases how £2,000 Community Dividend Fund supports book-loving pupils

Posted by Rob Smyth | 31/10/2017 | Category: Community

Community Dividend Fund grant gives Burton bookworms a boost

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From client to colleague: How Dawn turned losing a loved one into help others in need

Posted by Rob Smyth | 23/10/2017 | Category: Funerals

Funeral Administrator Dawn talks about her experiences with Central England Co-op

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Thirty groups share over £50,000 in funding from our Community Dividend Fund

Posted by Rob Smyth | 03/10/2017 | Category: Community

A diverse range of projects picked from across 16 counties have been handed funding, with the largest single amount given being £5,000.

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The Great Round Pound Hunt - Top 11 Places To Find Old Pound Coins And What To Do With Them

Posted by Heather Clapton | 02/10/2017 | Category: Community

The old style ‘round’ pound will not be legal tender from 15th October. Central England Co-operative has come up with the top eleven places that these pounds may be hidden in your home and suggest a great way to use them.

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Lifelong co-operator and new Society President talks about her passion for the role

Posted by Rob Smyth | 20/09/2017 | Category: Community

Elaine Dean talks about her new role and her life as a co-operator

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Udderly brilliant competition winner gets to design her own ice cream

Posted by Rob Smyth | 18/09/2017 | Category: Food

Competition winner scoops top prize of her very own ice cream flavour

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Back to School Lunch Box Ideas

Posted by Stephanie Forrester | 29/08/2017 | Category: Food

Panicking about how to create a varied and healthy school lunchbox when term starts again? Relax!...we've got plenty of ideas.

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Dementia UK is our new corporate charity for 2017-18

Posted by Rob Smyth | 01/08/2017 | Category: Community

Dementia UK is our corporate charity for 2017-18

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Customers, members and colleagues raise £1.5 million for Newlife

Posted by Rob Smyth | 26/07/2017 | Category: Community

Central England Co-operative is today delighted to announce that it has raised £1.5 million for its corporate charity partner Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children.

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Entertain your kids this summer with Central England Co-operative

Posted by Stephanie Forrester | 14/07/2017 | Category: Food

Keep your family entertained this summer with some easy and fun ideas for the kids, and the young at heart over the holidays.

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How to have a good summer with Central England Co-operative

Posted by Stephanie Forrester | 07/07/2017 | Category: Food

For great food and everything else you might need this summer, just pop down to your local Central England Co-op.

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Get Set For Wimbledon

Posted by Heather Clapton | 03/07/2017 | Category: Food

Considered the world’s premier tennis tournament, Wimbledon is almost upon us again, with its traditional accompaniments of strawberries and cream, Pimms and fruit squash. An integral part of the British Summer calendar, when we can all join together to cheer on the athletes and keep everything crossed for a British victory.

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Over 7,000 learn about healthy eating and Co-ops at Food and Farming Day

Posted by Rob Smyth | 02/07/2017 | Category: Community

Central England Co-operative sponsored the Kids Country Food and Farming Day 2017

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Our Guide to a Gorgeous Garden Party

Posted by Stephanie Forrester | 30/06/2017 | Category: Food

On a hot summer day, having a garden party is a great idea for something to do with family and friends. Follow our tips to make sure yours is one to remember.

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We have handed £50,000 to 32 groups as part of our Community Dividend Fund

Posted by Rob Smyth | 27/06/2017 | Category: Community

A diverse range of projects picked from across 16 counties have been handed funding from our Community Dividend Fund

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Join In: Our new community and membership newspaper

Posted by Rob Smyth | 22/06/2017 | Category: Community

Find out all about our new membership and community newspaper Join In

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Central England Co-operative raises money for Alzheimer’s Society in cake sale

Posted by Heather Clapton | 20/06/2017 | Category: Community

Central England Co-operative raises money for Alzheimer's Society in cake sale

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SHOW YOUR FATHER HE’S YOUR SUPERHERO

Posted by Rob Smyth | 14/06/2017 | Category: Community

It’s that time of year again, when we can show our Father’s how much they mean to us, with cards and gifts they will love. So show your Dad how much you care, share the remote control with him and treat him with one of the many handpicked gifts available from Central England Co-operative.

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Fabulously Easy Menu for Spontaneous Summer Dinner Parties

Posted by Stephanie Forrester | 10/06/2017 | Category: Food

We've got the answer to summer cooking that will delight your guests and give you more time in the sunshine.

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Kumala wine launches first Fairtrade product in The Co-op

Posted by Stephanie Forrester | 02/06/2017 | Category: Food

New Fairtrade Kumala wine launched exclusive to Co-op

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Milestone week for Society as we open and relaunch six new stores and a new funeral home

Posted by Rob Smyth | 29/05/2017 | Category: Corporate

Six new or revamped food stores and a new funeral home reopened in the space of a week

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Fridge Tips: How to be a cool customer

Posted by Rob Smyth | 12/05/2017 | Category: Food

Do you go shopping and then return home only to chaotically cram everything into your fridge? If so, then read our tips to keep your food fresher for longer.

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Top tips on how to get kids interested in food waste

Posted by Rob Smyth | 05/05/2017 | Category: Food

Find out all about ensuring your kids get more from their meals

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Our new look website

Posted by Nathan Lloyd | 03/05/2017 | Category: Corporate

Welcome to our new look website with an improved customer experience.

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Responsible Business Week 24-28 April, 2017 - The Marketplace

Posted by Heather Clapton | 28/04/2017 | Category: Corporate

The Marketplace Workgroup, chaired by Louise McFadzean, Head of Finance has worked hard over the last 12 months to increase the flexibility our supplier relationship holders have to negotiate with and pay our smaller suppliers.

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Responsible Business Week 24-28 April, Retailing and the Environment – Responsible & Sustainable

Posted by Heather Clapton | 27/04/2017 | Category: Corporate

Why is sustainability and energy efficiency important for the future? Retailers will inevitably face sustainability and environmental requirements set by government in the coming years, driving the necessity for innovation and investment. Our current environmental targets indicate a 35% carbon reduction by 2018 along with specific targets for water use, waste outputs, increased local suppliers and investing back into our local communities.

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Responsible Business Week 24-28 April - Time To Change - Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace

Posted by Heather Clapton | 26/04/2017 | Category: Corporate

Central England Co-operative has signed a pledge to break the silence around mental health for all its colleagues.

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Responsible Business Week 24-28 April Central England Co-operative is the Heart of the Community

Posted by Heather Clapton | 25/04/2017 | Category: Community

Central England Co-operative is a business that places itself in the heart of its communities. The colleagues who work within our stores and homes are members of the communities they serve, meaning they have real insight into the local community issues that matter to members and customers.

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Responsible Business Week 24-28 April, 2017 - Corporate Responsibility Index

Posted by Heather Clapton | 24/04/2017 | Category: Corporate

Central England Co-operative’s commitment to Corporate Responsibility resulted in a raft of successes including a leap from 2.5 stars to 4.5 stars on the BITC CR Index.

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Fun ideas to keep the kids entertained this Easter

Posted by Heather Clapton | 04/04/2017 | Category: Food

School holidays are a time we all remember......

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We have handed out £52,000 to good causes via our Community Dividend Fund

Posted by Rob Smyth | 04/04/2017 | Category: Community

A total of 26 good causes have been boosted thanks to our Community Dividend Fund

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Claim a free Cadbury Crème Egg by taking part in our Easter egg hunt quiz

Posted by Rob Smyth | 31/03/2017 | Category: Food

Find out how to pick up a free Cadbury Creme Egg by playing our Easter egg hunt quiz

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Time to Change - we pledge to raise awareness about mental health

Posted by Rob Smyth | 24/03/2017 | Category: Corporate

Central England Co-operative has vowed to break the silence around mental health by signing the Time to Change Employer Pledge.

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Seven Different Things people might not know about Fairtrade

Posted by Heather Clapton | 27/02/2017 | Category: Fairtrade

Seven Different Things people might not know about Fairtrade.

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Thirty-four groups celebrate scooping share of £57,000 Community Dividend funding boost

Posted by Rob Smyth | 06/01/2017 | Category: Community

A diverse range of projects picked from across 16 counties have been handed funding, with the largest single amount given being £5,000.

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Community Dividend Fund success highlighted with inspirational story

Posted by Rob Smyth | 05/01/2017 | Category: Community

Watch a special film about the inspriational story of youngster Harry Moseley

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89 charities and groups handed share of £160,000 Community Dividend Fund

Posted by Rob Smyth | 02/01/2017 | Category: Community

A total of 89 groups and charities were supported during the past 12 months as a result of applying to the Society's Community Dividend Fund.

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Co-operative Travel spreads some festive cheer with Santa’s Suitcase appeal

Posted by Rob Smyth | 14/12/2016 | Category: Travel

'Thank you' issued to customers who helped collected hundreds of presents for those in need this Christmas

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Golden Ticket Giveaway means Christmas comes early for customers and members

Posted by Rob Smyth | 05/12/2016 | Category: Food

Christmas has come early as part of our Golden Ticket Giveaway!

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Step by step guide on how to build a gingerbread house with the kids this Christmas

Posted by Rob Smyth | 02/12/2016 | Category: Food

Keep the kids happy this Christmas by making a festive gingerbread house

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Community impact is at the heart of future strategy for growth & development

Posted by Jo Baldock | 30/11/2016 | Category: Community

Central England Co-operative has invested £1,191,000 in the local community during 2015/16. 

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Remember a loved one this Christmas and help raise money for charity

Posted by Rob Smyth | 29/11/2016 | Category: Funerals

Find out how you can remember a loved one and support local charities this Christmas

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‘What’s your flavour’ ice cream competition

Posted by Jo Baldock | 18/11/2016 | Category: Competitions

Join in the fun with our ‘What’s your flavour’ ice cream competition! 

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Key dates for your diary in the run up to Christmas

Posted by Rob Smyth | 18/11/2016 | Category: Food

Get a helping hand from Central England Co-operative as December 25 grows near

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Central England Co-operative travel branches get into the Christmas spirit

Posted by Jo Baldock | 10/11/2016 | Category: Community

Help us to fill Santa’s Suitcase this Christmas! 

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