Central England Co-op supports the community and aims to minimise the impact of Brexit
Posted by Rob Smyth | 10/12/2020 | Category: Community
Central England Co-op is reassuring its customers, members and communities that it is taking significant steps to help minimise the impact of Brexit.
The retailer, which has over 240 stores across 16 counties, has plans in place to mitigate potential issues caused by the exit from the European Union.
It has already strengthened its already robust distribution network, forged new relationships with local suppliers and established a range of partnerships with local firms to provide access to food and vital essentials, should the need arise.
Central England Co-op Chief Executive Debbie Robinson said: “As a co-operative retailer, we want to make sure we are always there as a vital resource for our communities.
“We are working hard with our suppliers to maintain regular supply levels; as a community retailer we know how important it is for everyone to have access to good quality food and vital essentials.
“We believe that these measures and the work of our colleagues will allow us to support our communities during the months ahead.”
The Society will be continuing to work with over 65 food bank partners with instore donation points, and its pioneering partnership with FareShare Midlands to redistribute food and create over one million meals a year for local good causes goes from strength to strength.
The retailer is also promoting its Community Dividend Fund to allow immediate financial support for good causes, groups and charities to help communities deal with the impact of these uncertain times.
People can find out the full criteria and how to apply for funding by visiting https://www.centralengland.coop/community/