Co-op offers budding musicians the chance to have their song played in stores across the country

Central England Co-op is appealing for budding musicians to win a chance to have their songs played in stores across the country.

Central England Co-op, which has 262 food stores and petrol stations across 16 counties, is launching the competition to help lift the lockdown gloom and shine a light on the talent of its Members and customers.

All people have to do is submit their entry on Twitter using the handle @mycoopfood and #coopradiostar and the retailer will pick the best one and play their track to those out shopping for vital food and essentials in the coming weeks.

The competition ends at 5pm on Friday 5 June.

Brad Tuckfield, Central England Co-op store manager, said: “Our instore radio is a great way to keep colleagues, Members and customers entertained, especially during these uncertain times.

“With that in mind we thought it would be great to try and shine a light on some of the talent out there and offer a budding singer or band the chance to have their track heard by thousands of people across the country.

“And who knows, this might be the lucky break the winner needs to get noticed and set on the road to fame, fortune and success.

“So what are you waiting for? Send us your track to @mycoopfood on Twitter using #coopradiostar

  and keep your fingers crossed.”

People should keep visiting to find out the lucky winner.


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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.


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