Central England Co-op Members Save More on Everyday Essentials

Posted by sam bishop | Published: 28/10/2022

As the cost-of-living crisis tightens its grip on communities, Central England Co-op has cut prices on over 50 everyday essential products in its stores to support its Members. Starting from the 26th October, Members can now save over £22 on the products included in the special offer.    

The Member discount spans a wide range of essential products including cheese, tea bags, eggs and pasta sauce and reduces some items by as much as 43%.  The 4-pint milk carton has been brought down to just £1.50, lower than most other food retailers on the market. 

Elsewhere in-store, Insomnia and Costa Express hot drinks machines have an exclusive discount set up for Members, with a saving of 50p per drink until 31 January 2023.  In addition, Members can save 50p on lunchtime meal deals priced at £3.50 for Members when purchasing a main, side and drink from the meal deal range.   

Central England Co-op’s Chief Member and Customer Officer, Rajesh Gupta, said: “We’re always looking for ways to give back to our Members. These offers on essential products are part of our aim to support Members in our communities this winter, and we’re pleased to be able to offer these prices when they are needed the most.”   

Furthermore, Central England Co-op is supporting the government’s Help For Households initiative by sharing a range of discounts under its Shop Locally For Less campaign. In addition to discounted essentials, this provides links to food and drink offers alongside budget friendly recipe ideas. 

These generous discounts are available to all Central England Co-op members. Signing up is simple and can be done online. Joining as a Member provides more than exclusive offers. The Society provides its Members with a wide array of events, a range of social activities, classes and groups. Additionally, Members earn a share of the Society’s profits and can have a say in how the Society is run. 

Guided by its co-operative principles, the Society continues to help communities in need through partnering with a variety of food justice organisations such as FareShare Midlands and hundreds of local food banks. Through these partnerships, three million meals have been donated, and over 100,000 food bags distributed through Too Good To Go. Central England Co-op also supports schools in partnership with Magic Breakfasts, giving children a nutritious meal to start the day.  

This is in addition to Central England Co-op contributing 1% of its trading surplus to Members through its Community Dividend Fund in support of good local causes, ranging from sports teams for children to community initiatives to assist those in need. 

For further details, head to the Central England Co-operative website, Facebook, and Twitter. 

About Central England Co-op

Central England 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 19 counties in the East and West Midlands, Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. 

Its purpose is to inspire communities to create a sustainable Society for all. 

It actively campaigns for food justice for all and works with FareShare Midlands and hundreds of food banks, generating enough food donations to create over 3 million meals over(remove), and 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 local farmers in the country via 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.

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