Co-op’s Assistant Diet and Health Manager Aoife McKernan reveals what she has on her shopping list this January and top tips for eating well on a budget.

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Today we’re celebrating the 175th birthday of the world-wide co-operative movement. Read more from CEO Steve Murrells on who we are, where we’ve come from and a look ahead.

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From perfect party nibbles and a glass of fizz to mince pies and mulled wine, get into the Christmas spirit and show off your culinary skills with these food and drink pairings from Co-op’s Senior Wine Buyer, Gyles

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Whether you’re vegan or looking to try more veggie alternatives, going plant-based for Christmas Day has never been easier. From inspiring recipes to easy shortcuts, we’re answering some of your questions on going vegan this Christmas.

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As a nation, we’ll consume 370 million mince pies over the festive period, with around 370 tonnes of aluminium packaging used to bake and package the festive favourite. And almost a quarter of the aluminium packing will not be recycled correctly.

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Do you like to have Christmas planned months in advance? Or are you the last-minute type, panic-buying presents on Christmas Eve? Whatever your personality, we’ve got a mince pie to match.

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The Big Co-op Payout Co-op is making a difference in our community. Through the Local Community Fund, Co-op is helping, our cause, Blossoms’ Legacy teach young children how to float in water, potentially saving their own lives.

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