120,000 customers to receive ‘thank you’ reward from Central England Co-op

Central England Co-op is saying ‘thank you’ to its customers for their loyalty during these uncertain times by giving them £1 off their next visit.

A total of 120,000 customers will be receiving a surprise in their email inbox this week in the form of a digital voucher giving them £1 off when they spend £10 in store.

Customers, by shopping at their local Central England Co-op store, have allowed the Society to invest in the local community and make a big difference during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Some great examples of this investment include:

  • Shared out over £50,000 between 60 good causes as part of a special COVID-19 Community Dividend Fund
  • Delivered over 1,000 care packages to hospices, care homes and hospitals to say ‘thank you’ to key workers as well as hundreds of smaller donations to local charities, community groups and good causes
  • Created over 300,000 meals for people in need following a donation to FareShare Midlands and donated over 75,000 items to local food banks following an urgent appeal
  • Worked with local councils and organisations to launch community food hubs, delivering vital food and essentials to vulnerable people
  • Donated £40,000 to Refuge and Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid to help support those impacted by a rise in domestic violence during lockdown and also financially supported its corporate charity partner Dementia UK
  • Made permanent changes at all its stores from plastic screens to hand sanitiser stations to keep colleagues and customers safe

Sunni Stewart, store manager, said: “All of us at Central England Co-op want to say thank our customers for your loyalty, kindness and respect during these difficult times.

“We have been on hand throughout for your vital food and essentials and we have loved seeing you all when you visit us.

“By shopping local you allow us to reinvest in our communities and continue to make a huge difference.

“To say thank you, 120,000 customers will be receiving a little treat from us in their email inbox and we cannot wait to see you all when you next visit your nearest store.

“And if you have been shopping with us and like what we have been doing in your community, why not become a member and see more of the amazing benefits of being involved?”

Becoming a member of Central England Co-operative offers a whole host of benefits ranging from collecting points every time you spend in store to earn a share of the profits, access to members activities and community initiatives including the Community Dividend Fund, which hands out grants of up to £5,000 to charities and good causes across the Society’s trading estate.

Find out how to become a Central England Co-operative member by calling 0800 0501 601, emailing members@centralengland.coop or visiting https://www.members.coop

 

Notes to editors

About Central England Co-operative

Central England Co-operative is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK with interests in food, funeral, floral, travel and property investment.

 

Co-operatives have always been there for their communities; they were formed to protect them and help them flourish. 

 

Our 7,900 colleagues who serve Members and customers work hard to ensure that co-operative values, principles and spirit flow through everything we do to help support and improve our local communities.

 

Owned by hundreds of thousands of Members, we have over 430 trading outlets across 16 counties including West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. 

 

We are proud of our reputation for ethical business practices and corporate responsibility.

 

We invest a percentage of our trading profit into local communities through our Community Dividend Fund scheme, have donated over £1.3 million to our corporate charity partner Dementia UK and also operate a pioneering food redistribution partnership with FareShare Midlands so unsold food goes to those in need.

 

Visit www.centralengland.coop for more information or follow us on Facebook or Twitter using @mycoopfood

 

 

Press office contacts: Rob Smyth and James Brindle

 

Phone - 01543 421390

 

Email - publicrelations@centralengland.coop