Blogs : food


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Enjoy a bit of luxury with our new Irresistible range

Posted by Rob Smyth | 12/10/2016 | Category: Food

Why not treat yourself to a little bit of luxury with the new Irresistible range from Central England Co-operative?

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Check out our spookily good deals this Halloween

Posted by Rob Smyth | 06/10/2016 | Category: Food

Central England Co-operative offers up some spookily good deals this Halloween

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Top 10 early Christmas treats you can pick up today at your local Co-op

Posted by Jo Baldock | 22/09/2016 | Category: Food

Top 10 products you can enjoy now and throughout the festive season. 

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Seven facts you need to know about The Great British Bake Off from Central England Co-operative

Posted by Rob Smyth | 22/08/2016 | Category: Food

Facts and products based around The Great British Bake Off

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Seven amazing facts about the 2016 Olympic Games

Posted by Rob Smyth | 04/08/2016 | Category: Food

Here are some amazing facts and figures about the 2016 Olympic Games.

 

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Quinton Food Store has had a refurb!

Posted by Rob Smyth | 08/07/2016 | Category: Food

Central England Co-operative opened the doors to its refurbished store at Quinton today, Friday 8 July.

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Microbrewery gets set to toast its success after launching ales

Posted by Rob Smyth | 08/07/2016 | Category: Food

A burgeoning real ale brewery is raising a glass to the news that its products are now being stocked by Central England Co-operative.

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Grab the perfect tennis survival kit as Wimbledon gets under way

Posted by Rob Smyth | 24/06/2016 | Category: Food

We are serving up some fantastic treats for tennis fans by coming up with the perfect survival kit to help fans of Andy Murray and co enjoy the tournament at SW19 over the next couple of weeks.

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Euro 2016: The perfect food to enjoy during the top group games

Posted by Nathan Lloyd | 09/06/2016 | Category: Food

Euro 2016: The perfect food to enjoy during the top group games

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National Sandwich Week - Rosie

Posted by Nathan Lloyd | 09/05/2016 | Category: Food

Our first blog of the week for National Sandwich Week from Rosie.

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Destination Glenfield - Relaunches Friday 8th April

Posted by Nathan Lloyd | 04/04/2016 | Category: Food

Week 13 of the amazing transformation of the Glenfield store.

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The origins of Halloween

Posted by Nathan Lloyd | 31/10/2015 | Category: Food

If you think Halloween was invented by Steven Spielberg in ET, think again!

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Gluten Free - free samples events

Posted by David Thompson | 01/03/2015 | Category: Food

We are happy to announce that starting next week, select Central England Co-operative stores will be holding sampling events for great tasting gluten-free food from the delicious NO.G Too Good To Be Gluten Free range.

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Chinese New Year – goat or sheep?

Posted by David Thompson | 18/02/2015 | Category: Food

Chinese New Year is here, and 2015 (19th February) is the year of the goat according to the Chinese zodiac cycle…or is that the sheep? 

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Helen’s Stuffed Chicken

Posted by Nathan Lloyd | 13/03/2014 | Category: Food

Fancy doing something different with your chicken?  Try this tasty recipe for stuffed chicken.

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Victoria Sponge - Recipe

Posted by Nathan Lloyd | 13/03/2014 | Category: Food

Check out this scrumptious recipe for a light and fluffy Victoria Sponge

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Delicious Chicken Mushroom Risotto Recipe

Posted by Nathan Lloyd | 11/03/2014 | Category: Food

If you’re looking for a delicious meal for the whole family to enjoy, why not try this delicious Chicken and Mushroom Risotto recipe?

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Fairtrade Fruit and Nut Chocolate Brownies

Posted by Nathan Lloyd | 25/02/2014 | Category: Food

An easy to follow recipe for Fairtrade Fruit and Nut Chocolate Brownies 

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Fish Fingers with wedged chips

Posted by Nathan Lloyd | 21/02/2014 | Category: Food

To celebrate national chip week, here is a very quick and easy recipe for fish fingers and wedged chips.

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A healthy fish pie recipe

Posted by Nathan Lloyd | 15/01/2014 | Category: Food

Want to eat healthier food in the New Year, but don't want to sacrifice on taste? Here is a simple fish pie recipe that is packed with flavour but is also a little lighter on the calories.

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Loved by Us

Posted by Andrew Fouracre | 13/09/2013 | Category: Food

Introducing a brand new and delicious range of Loved by Us food...

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Fresh Fish Fridays in Lichfield

Posted by Andrew Fouracre | 27/08/2013 | Category: Food

Fancy some fish for Fresh Fish Friday?

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Afternoon tea week

Posted by Andrew Fouracre | 14/08/2013 | Category: Food

Celebrate this British tradition with tea and cake!

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Pimm’s, lemon and mint jelly

Posted by Andrew Fouracre | 16/07/2013 | Category: Food

A British summer dessert - with no fat and no sugar! 

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National Picnic Week

Posted by Andrew Fouracre | 18/06/2013 | Category: Food

It's National Picnic Week! In addition to sausage rolls and scotch eggs, give this recipe a try.

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Funkie Food and Ale

Posted by Andrew Fouracre | 07/06/2013 | Category: Food

Try this Hobsons Brewery inspired recipe for a yummy dessert!

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Barbecue weather?

Posted by Andrew Fouracre | 29/05/2013 | Category: Retail Food

How are you celebrating National BBQ Week? This is how we are...

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Scoring a hat-trick at the HIM CTP Awards!

Posted by Andrew Fouracre | 20/05/2013 | Category: Retail Food

Find out which awards we picked up at the HIM! CTP awards ceremony last Thursday night.

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100% British

Posted by Andrew Fouracre | 10/05/2013 | Category: Retail Food

Do you support British? Get a delicious 100% British roast pork recipe.

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Please tell us what you think

Posted by Andrew Fouracre | 15/04/2013 | Category: Retail Food

Tell us what you think of our stores and services, plus get a delicious, quick and simple tortilla recipe!

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Our mobile store for new Wirksworth site

Posted by Andrew Fouracre | 08/04/2013 | Category: Retail Food

Our society promotional vehicle became a store over night while we refurbished our new store and filling station in Wirksworth. 

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Easter eggs

Posted by Andrew Fouracre | 22/03/2013 | Category: Retail Food

What's your favourite way to eat eggs? Here's the recipe for my favourite.

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Mission Firefly - a winning project

Posted by Maryann Denfhy | 22/03/2013 | Category: Retail Food

 

Check out our award-winning video from the Golden Hedgehog awards.
 

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Introducing Andrew from Customer Service

Posted by Andrew Fouracre | 18/03/2013 | Category: Retail Food

Introducing our customer service manager and how to create a quick and yummy salad.

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National Chip Week

Posted by Phil Hills | 19/02/2013 | Category: Retail Food

How do you like your chips? Let us know and give this recipe a try! 

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The Perfect Valentine’s Meal, Part 2 – The Main & Dessert

Posted by Nathan Lloyd | 11/02/2013 | Category: Food

Complete your perfect Valentine's evening with this tasty main & scrumptious dessert.

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Our Business Graduate Scheme

Posted by Stephen Beresford | 04/02/2013 | Category: Retail Nonfood

Hear what our business graduate has been up to so far on her placement. 

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The Perfect Valentine’s Meal, Part 1 – The Starter

Posted by Nathan Lloyd | 03/02/2013 | Category: Food

Show your partner you really love them - stay in and cook for them!

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Fantastic February!

Posted by Phil Hills | 01/02/2013 | Category: Retail Food

Now into the second month of 2013, it promises to bring us a succession of events for us to eat lots of delcious food!

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Chilli Chicken & Chorizo One Pot Recipe

Posted by Phil Hills | 17/01/2013 | Category: Retail Food

This hearty recipe is the perfect comfort food for the winter nights and comes from local food blogger, Gingey Bites.

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Students: How to Cook on a Budget

Posted by Phil Hills | 11/01/2013 | Category: Retail Food

If you're living on a budget, here are some filling and hearty meal ideas to get you through the week.

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