Co-op campaign will see customers receive over 20,000 gifts this Christmas to say ‘thank you’

Central England Co-op is looking to bring a little festive cheer to customers this Christmas by rewarding them for helping boost the local community by shopping in stores all year round.

In the run up to Christmas Day, the retailer wants to say a ‘thank you’ to customers and members for their support during 2018 by giving a little back with a huge festive giveaway of over 20,000 gifts as part of its Because of You campaign.

All shoppers have to do is visit a Central England Co-op Food Store between December 5 to Christmas Eve and they will be handed a special ticket as they head through the till.

This ticket will allow them to head online to a special website and enter a unique code to receive one of 20,000 rewards ranging from Co-op mince pies to hundreds of pounds in Co-op food vouchers.

Every single customer who goes online will also be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win a £3,000 holiday.

Martyn Cheatle, Chief Executive of Central England Co-op, said: “We really wanted to say thank you to our customers and members who have supported throughout the year.

“Our Because of You campaign is all about showcasing how when people shop with us it allows us to then to make a real difference  by investing in our communities.

“It allows us to give back by supporting food banks, sending unsold food to local charities, investing hundreds of thousands of pounds in community projects and installing lifesaving defibrillators.

“Because of you we can continue to have a major impact and this is our way to give something back and say thank you to our shoppers.”

More details about the Because of You giveaway can be found online at


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


For more information visit, follow Central England Co-operative on Twitter: @mycoopfood, and on Facebook:


Rob Smyth at Central England Co-operative on 01543 414140


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