Co-op Membership has changed

Since the publication of this article Co-op membership has changed – we are giving even more back to your community. Every time you buy selected Co-op branded products and services money goes to you and your community too. Find out more about Co-op Membership or download the app now.

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Our Co-op branded confectionery range was the first, and continues to be the only major retailer brand range in British grocery, to include only 100% Fairtrade chocolate. This means that when Co-op Members buy Co-op chocolate this Christmas, they’re not only supporting local causes through their 1% community reward, but they’re also supporting Fairtrade producers in communities in the world.

Supporting Fairtrade communities around the world

We know that looking after those who produce our food is important to Co-op Members and our customers, which is why we’ve been championing Fairtrade for over 20 years.

It’s not just our Co-op branded chocolate bars. Every time you buy a Co-op product containing cocoa, you know it’s fairly sourced, every single sprinkle, from our chocolate cake to biscuits. Our 100% Fairtrade cocoa commitment invests £450,000 of additional Fairtrade Premium to cocoa-producing communities, funding life-changing projects such as building schools, community centres and a Women’s School of Leadership. Having recently visited our cocoa producers at the Ivory Coast I have seen first hand the difference that this makes, so watch out for #FairtradeFortnight when we’ll be sharing more on the communities who benefit.

Co-op Membership has changed

Supporting communities locally in the UK

By buying Co-op branded products like our Fairtrade Christmas chocolate, Co-op Members support local communities in the UK too.

When Co-op Members buy selected Co-op branded products they earn 5% back for them and 1% back for their choice of local cause*. Thanks to Co-op Members swiping their little blue card when buying these selected products, we’ve just given £19 million to over 4000 cause across the UK.

Taste our Fairtrade Christmas chocolate range

Our Co-op chocolate range is as fantastic as ever. We have everything you could want, from indulgent flavours sourced from the world’s best in class to fun festive treats to put a smile on someone’s face. Here’s some of what you can find in our stores**:

  • Co-op Fairtrade Irresistible Artist collection
  • Co-op Fairtrade Irresistible Winter Desserts collection
  • Co-op Fairtrade  Irresistible Prosecco Truffles
  • Co-op Fairtrade Irresistible Salted Caramel Truffles
  • Co-op Fairtrade Irresistible  Belgian Chocolate Seashells
  • Co-op Fairtrade Irresistible Milk Chocolate Flaked Truffles
  • Co-op Fairtrade Irresistible Mint Selection
  • Co-op Fairtrade Irresistible Black Forest Cherry Brandy Liquors
  • Co-op Fairtrade Irresistible Clementine Crunch Chocolate Dipped Honeycomb
  • Co-op Fairtrade Santa’s Snowballs foiled chocolate net
  • Co-op Fairtrade Elfie’s tree decorations
  • Co-op Fairtrade Chocolate Rudolf and Snowman lollies
  • Co-op Fairtrade Santa’s milk chocolate coins
  • Co-op Fairtrade Snowman’s white chocolate coins

We’d love to know what you think of our Christmas chocolate range this year, so tweet us and tag us on Instagram @coopukfood.

Kerrie Viggars
Senior Buyer Confectionery

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*Applies when Members buy selected Co-op branded products and services from selected Co-op Group businesses. 5% to spend on future purchases. Offer not available in independent societies including Midcounties, Central England, Southern or Chelmsford Star co-operatives or in non-Co-op branded stores (such as NISA or Costcutter). Exclusions and restrictions apply see Membership T&Cs at

**Products referred to are stocked in participating stores and available while stocks lasts. Some products may have limited availability. Varieties as stocked.

Join the conversation! 3 Comments

  1. Every time I have any problems at my local coop is get sorted out the same day and always get good customer they smile and and the time to help and don’t just put there hand out for the money like other shops I go into.

  2. what’s the difference between fair trade and rainforest alliance, do they both uphold the same standards or is one higher than the other

  3. Keep up the good work, Fairtrade and Vegan


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