Our story so far

We’re more than a business. We're a co-op.

That means we're owned by our Members, the colleagues who work alongside us; plus, the hundreds of thousands of people who shop in our supermarkets and florists or are helped through our funeral services.

We’re an independent Co-operative Society, made up of lots of smaller societies over our 175-year history.

Central Co-op was created by the merger of the Anglia and Midlands Co-operative Societies, making us one of the largest independent retail co-operatives.

That means we’re different from The Co-op Group, but we’re guided by the same co-operative principles.

Our Heritage

Our story began over 150 years ago, when in 1844 a group of Lancastrians set up the Rochdale Pioneers Society, a co-operative movement which was to spread across the country.

At its peak in 1960 there were around 950 retail Societies in the UK. Over the years, we’ve merged together to form fewer, larger Societies.

Central Co-op Today

You’ll find us in 21 counties across Central England, with over 7,500 colleagues and over 300,000 Members.

Our food business has 244 shops, 20 petrol stations and 7 Insomnia coffee shops. Our funeral business has 176 funeral homes, our funeral plan business, 9 florists, a crematorium, a coffin factory, and a masonry business, offering end to end care for our families.

We’re working together to create a sustainable Society for all.

Our relationship with other co-operative societies

We’re part of the wider co-operative movement, and in the true spirit of co-operation we work with each other so that, as part of a larger unit, we have the buying power of much bigger companies through economies of scale.

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Location
Corby
Department
Customer Services Assistant
Advertising Salary
£12.00 per hour
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Hours Per Week
8
Company Name
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Location
WOLVERHAMPTON
Department
Customer Services Assistant
Advertising Salary
£12.00 per hour
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Hours Per Week
8
Company Name
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Location
BARNSLEY
Department
Customer Services Assistant
Advertising Salary
£12.00 per hour
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Hours Per Week
16
Company Name
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Location
Reepham
Department
Customer Services Assistant
Advertising Salary
£12.00 per hour
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Hours Per Week
10
Company Name
REEPHAM, STATION ROAD - 100242
Location
Lichfield
Department
Data & Analytics
Advertising Salary
Up to £45,000 per annum depending on experience
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Hours Per Week
39
Company Name
DATA AND ANALYTICS - 200800
Internal Advertising End Date
30 Jun 2024
Location
SUTTON-IN-ASHFIELD
Department
Customer Services Assistant
Advertising Salary
£12.00 per hour
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Hours Per Week
16
Company Name
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Location
COALVILLE
Department
Customer Services Assistant
Advertising Salary
£12.00 per hour
Vacancy Type
Fixed Term
Hours Per Week
8
Company Name
CROPSTON DRIVE COALVILLE STORE - 100929
Contract Dates
06/10/2024
Location
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Department
IT
Advertising Salary
24336.00
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Hours Per Week
39
Company Name
IT - 240200
Location
Leicester
Department
Customer Services Assistant
Advertising Salary
£12.00 per hour
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Hours Per Week
10
Company Name
CLARENDEN PARK ROAD STORE - 100943
Location
MOUNTSORREL
Department
Customer Services Assistant
Advertising Salary
£12.00 per hour
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Hours Per Week
8
Company Name
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Location
Burton-on-Trent
Department
Food Retail
Advertising Salary
£13.62 per hour
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Hours Per Week
39
Company Name
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Location
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Department
Customer Services Assistant
Advertising Salary
£12.00 per hour
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Hours Per Week
10
Company Name
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