Our member wine has a name! The voting has now closed so we can reveal that our first member-designed wine will go by the name of PIONEER PINOT GRIGIO This is a lovely nod to our Co-op heritage, the wine’s Californian origin and to the unique, pioneering, way members are creating this product (more on […]

National Apprenticeship Week is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. At the Co-op, we have supported apprenticeships since 2011, years before the Govenrnment’s levy was introduced. The professionalism and enthusiasm shown by all of the apprentices we have recruited […]

Allow me to introduce you to two breweries, Wooden Hand and Skinner’s. Both local to Truro and both now stocked in over 40 Co-ops throughout Cornwall as part of our commitment to double the number of local suppliers we stock. Between them, these two local breweries will now supply over 70,000 pints a year to Co-op members and […]

In a first for UK retailers, from May 2017, all the cocoa we buy for our Co-op own brand products will be Fairtrade. It means that when you pick up a Co-op chocolate cake or a packet of biscuits you will know that the cocoa has been bought on Fairtrade terms. This is in addition to […]

They say the big moments in life can be filled with both sorrow and joy and that’s just how it felt yesterday afternoon. We announced that our Co-op Group CEO Richard Pennycook is to stand down and our current Co-op Food CEO Steve Murrells is to be his successor I’ve worked closely with both Richard and […]

Co-op recently announced they’re doubling the number of local food suppliers stocked in-store, through a new Small Business Charter. We’re one of their existing local food suppliers, a Mid Wales-based honey maker. Hilltop Honey was founded in 2011 at the family farm in Newtown. I’m a former rugby player with Newtown Rugby Club and used to work as a coal merchant and a builder. […]

Community is the vital lifeblood of the UK. Having neighbours that you can turn to, whether that’s to take in a parcel, borrow some milk or just for a chat, is so important. We all want to feel part of a community and know that someone is there to help a hand. As we begin […]