The Premier League trophy is coming to Birmingham…for one day only!

The official Premier League trophy will be making a special appearance at a Birmingham supermarket giving football fans a chance to have a glimpse at the world famous trophy in the flesh.

Central England Co-operative has joined forces with the Official Snack Partner of the Premier League Cadbury to give the city the opportunity to host the trophy for the day on Friday, 13 December.

The coveted prize, currently draped with the colours of Manchester City who retained the trophy in May, will be available to view and have photographs with at the retailer’s Erdington Supermarket in High Street from 11am to 4pm.

Erdington Store Manager Gary Brooks said: “We are absolutely thrilled to team up with Cadbury to bring the Premier League Trophy to Erdington and give football fans the chance to have their picture taken with such an iconic piece of silverware, which has been held aloft by some of the most famous footballers in the world.

“For most people, particularly long-suffering Midlands football fans like myself, this will be the closest they will ever be able to get to seeing the trophy up close.

“We are proud to be part of a fantastic community in Erdington so to give people of all ages here the chance to come in store and see the trophy makes me really proud and I would like to thank Cadbury for helping to make this happen.”

A spokesperson from Cadbury said: “As proud sponsors of the Premier League we are delighted to collaborate with Central England Co-op to bring the Premier League trophy to Erdington for the local community to enjoy.”

As part of the event, Central England Co-op customers and members will have the opportunity to enter a free prize draw to win an official Premier League football shirt of their choice.

To be in with a chance to win visit Terms and conditions apply and can be found on the website. The competition runs from December 13 to 20.


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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. 

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

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