Customer demand sees Central England Co-op put mince pies on sale as Christmas approaches

Central England Co-op has started stocking mince pies in its stores after being inundated with requests by customers for the festive snack.

The retailer, which has over 200 stores spread across 16 counties, normally doesn’t stock the treats until the end of September but its shop staff, customer service centre and social media channels had so many enquiries that they are now on sale for people to enjoy.

With just over 100 days left until Christmas Day shoppers can stock 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.

Kevin Morris, Store Manager at Central England Co-op, said: “This year more than ever we have noticed lots of people asking when mince pies were going to be heading onto the shelves.

“So, after the number of requests began to rise, we decided to give people what they wanted to and put them on sale early.

“I have no doubt that mince pies and anything else Christmas related will fly off the shelves now that it is available.

“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 www.centralengland.coop/deals or heading into the nearest 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 2019.

 

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 member 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

 

For more information visit www.centralengland.coop, follow Central England Co-operative on Twitter: @mycoopfood, and on Facebook: facebook.com/centralenglandcooperative

 

Rob Smyth and James Brindle at Central England Co-operative on 01543 421390

 

Email –publicrelations@centralengland.coop