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.

Find your fit

Location
MOUNTSORREL
Department
Customer Services Assistant
Advertising Salary
£10.75 per hour
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Hours Per Week
12
Company Name
MOUNTSORREL STORE - 100974
Location
BUNGAY
Department
Customer Services Assistant
Advertising Salary
£10.75 per hour
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Hours Per Week
12
Company Name
BUNGAY PETROL FILLING STATION - 104637
Location
BIRMINGHAM
Department
Funeral
Advertising Salary
£11.39 per hour
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Hours Per Week
39
Company Name
FUNERAL OPERATIONS WARWICKSHIRE - 520830
Location
Lichfield
Department
Food Operations
Advertising Salary
£22, 000 per annum
Vacancy Type
Fixed Term
Hours Per Week
39
Company Name
RETAIL OPERATIONS - 107302
Contract Dates
15th April 2024 to 24th March 2025
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Location
BIRMINGHAM
Department
Food Retail
Advertising Salary
£12.20 per hour
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Hours Per Week
32
Company Name
SWANSHURST LANE MOSELEY - 100701
Location
Tamworth
Department
Customer Services Assistant
Advertising Salary
£10.75 per hour
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Hours Per Week
8
Company Name
BROOKLIME WAY TAMWORTH STORE - 100129
Location
ILKESTON
Department
Funeral
Advertising Salary
£11.39 per hour
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Hours Per Week
25
Company Name
ILKESTON FUNERAL - 520013
Location
DERBY
Department
Customer Services Assistant
Advertising Salary
£10.75 per hour
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Hours Per Week
20
Company Name
BLENHEIM ROAD, ASHBOURNE - 100282
Location
LITTLEOVER
Department
Customer Services Assistant
Advertising Salary
£10.75 per hour
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Hours Per Week
8
Company Name
HEATHERTON VILLAGE STORE - 110064
Location
LITTLEOVER
Department
Customer Services Assistant
Advertising Salary
£10.75 per hour
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Hours Per Week
12
Company Name
HEATHERTON VILLAGE STORE - 110064
Location
BIRMINGHAM
Department
Customer Services Assistant
Advertising Salary
£10.75 per hour
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Hours Per Week
8
Company Name
DYAS ROAD STORE - 100714
Location
PETERBOROUGH
Department
Customer Services Assistant
Advertising Salary
£10.75 per hour
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Hours Per Week
24
Company Name
MAYORS WALK STORE - 100641