Royal Street Parties Close Off the Central Co-op Coronation Celebrations with a Bang

Posted by sam bishop | Published: 11/05/2023

With the Coronation of King Charles III this past weekend, Central Co-op reflects on a weekend of festivities, including street parties, colleague volunteering, and healthy sales on commemorative products.  

Central Co-op customers and Members joined together to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III in person this past weekend too, with several stores hosting street parties for the public on Sunday. These featured plenty of festivities like cake sales raising money for Dementia UK, raffles, Fairtrade Snakes & Ladders, free tastings, and much more. 

In the weeks leading up to the Coronation, several of our stores partnered with local schools to plant commemorative trees with plaques, including Bramcote Lane, Skegby Road, Wilmot Lane, South Church, Calow, Hickings Lane, Gedling, and many more. These community links align with The Big Help Out, with the new monarch encouraging individuals to volunteer in their local communities.    

Central Co-op has also been hosting its Shop Like A King competition, where Members can win £500 of Central Co-op vouchers, and the lucky winner is due to be selected this week.  

Customers and Members enjoyed Paddington biscuit and tea sets in the weeks leading up to the big weekend of the King’s Coronation, with nearly 7,000 Paddington products being sold. Cream teas also proved a popular treat, with 10,000 packs of scones being sold in the week of the Coronation alone, along with 4,500 tubs of clotted cream and 3,200 pots of jam. 

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 

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