Central Co-op Welcomes Community into New Eco-friendly Store in Tuxford, Nottinghamshire

Posted by sam bishop | Published: 03/07/2023

Central Co-op has just opened its newest store in Tuxford, Nottinghamshire, welcoming local customers and Members to the store with a launch event, attended by local schoolchildren and Newark & Tuxford food bank, who also received a donation from the store on the day. 

The store features the same quality that customers and Members have come to expect from Central Co-op, including Food to Go, products supporting Our Malawi Partnership, Fairtrade goods, a Bakery, COOK frozen ranges, and much more. 

Customers and Members can also make use of the disabled and parent parking, delivery lockers, and electric vehicle charging, as a part of Central Co-op's purpose of creating a sustainable Society for all. This also extends to the bike repair station, encouraging cyclists to come and use it to repair their bikes for no additional cost. 

Energy is also a big part of this purpose, which is why Central Co-op is happy to launch Tuxford with 124 solar panels, providing greener alternatives for energy as a part of its long-term partnership with Sol PV Group.  

Members can experience extra savings at the store via Member pricing on over 100 items, ranging from everyday essentials including milk, eggs, and bread to cleaning products, toiletries, pet products, and more. This is part of Central Co-op's commitment to bringing value to Members, all of which can be found on the Membership App.  

The Society will continue to explore ways of giving back and collaborating with the Tuxford community, welcoming any and all feedback about the new store.  

For further details, head to the Central Co-op website, Facebook, and Twitter. Details on becoming a Member can be found on the Membership site

About Central Co-op 

Central Co-op is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK, with a heritage stretching back over 175 years and interests in food, funeral, floral and property investment. 

Owned by hundreds of thousands of members, its 7,700 colleagues serve customers across 440 plus trading sites in 21 counties in the East and West Midlands, Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.   

Its purpose is to create a sustainable Society for all.   

It actively campaigns for food justice and works with FareShare Midlands and a network of local food banks. It also adds £1 to every Healthy Start Voucher redeemed in store and supports six schools in partnership with Magic Breakfasts.

The Society embraces inclusivity and equality and is a signed-up member to the Business in the Community (BITC) Race at Work Charter. The Society is also a member of Diversity in Retail and it is fully committed to addressing the impacts of climate change by reducing carbon and food waste, increasing recycling and investment in community Sustainable Spaces funded by the carrier bag levy. It recently launched its Malawi Partnership to support farmers and producers in the country through the Co-operative International Trading Development Fund.  

It invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities through its Community Dividend Fund scheme which has seen over £109,769.25 shared out between 121 good causes in 2022. 

Press office contact: Sam Bishop, PR Specialist  

Contact details:   


07385 048048