Christmas comes early at Co-op as mince pies go on sale due to customer demand

With just less than 100 days left until Christmas, shoppers can already start stocking up on one festive favourite – mince pies.

Customers looking to get into the festive spirit can now do so earlier than ever by heading into their local Central England Co-op food store and stocking up on the butter enriched pastry, zesty, spiced Co-op deep filled mince pies for just £1.

Shoppers will also be able to enjoy a range of Irresistible mince pieces from £2 to Free From mince pies from £1.99 as well as host of other tasty chocolate and sweet treats.

The products along with a range of other Christmas items are now in store on the back of customer demand for festive treats starting earlier and earlier.

Kevin Morris, Store Manager at Central England Co-op, said: “As soon as we put mince pies or anything Christmas related on sale it flies off the shelves.

“While not everyone will want to start thinking about the festive season yet, for those that do we have a great range ready in our stores.”

Find out about more festive deals by heading online to or heading into your local Central England Co-op store.


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. 


It is a modern, forward-looking organisation employing over 8,000 staff, with the Society’s principal areas of activity being food, funeral services, travel shops, and property investment.


Central England Co-operative has over 400 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.  The Society has an ambitious food store development programme for 2018.


Central England Co-operative is proud of its reputation for ethical business practices and corporate responsibility.  It is a member of Business in the Community, the membership organisation that stands for responsible business, and has also won many business awards for excellence.  The Society supports a number of charities including Dementia UK and invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities.


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 or visiting


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Rob Smyth at Central England Co-operative on 01543 414140


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