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We're a consumer co-op entirely owned by over 275,000 members - our customers, colleagues and the local community. We provide stores and services to towns and villages across 2,000 square miles in four counties - Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.

An overview of our businesses

  • Food and Forecourts

    Our Co-op started with food, and it’s still our biggest business. We have over 120 food stores and several fuel forecourts

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  • Sourced Locally

    Our Sourced Locally initiative supports local producers and has ploughed back over £45m into the local economy. It is an example of what is brilliant about co-operation. It is better for producers, members, customers – better for everyone.

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  • Funeral

    With over 50 funeral branches, we are the number one provider of funeral services in our region.

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  • Property Portfolio

    We own over 700 properties across the region. Our Property and Building Services team look after everything from houses, flats, shops and our own estate of branches.

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  • Travel

    Our award-winning team can offer all sorts of holidays. From organising around the world cruises to arranging extra support for those that need to go on holiday with a carer.

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  • Optical

    We can provide colorimetry testing to help those with reading difficulties.

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  • Energy & Waste

    All our electricity comes from renewable sources. 

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  • Pharmacy

    We’re working towards Healthy Living accreditation for all our Pharmacies.

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  • Post Offices

    We run over 30 Post Office branches, including some we’ve taken on to protect vital services for the local community.

  • Stonemasonry

    The work of our stonemasons, Perfitt's, is so respected that they have the contract to hand carve names into the National Memorial Arboretum.

  • Security

    Our security systems are so state of the art that we can now offer them to third parties across our region (and even overseas).

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  • Events and conferencing

    Wherstead Park hosts over 1,200 events and conferences a year, everything from weddings and property auctions, to fundraising balls and Christmas parties.

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  • Dementia

    Over 75% of our colleagues are trained as Dementia Friends. In fact, our training’s so good it won an award from HRH The Princess Royal!

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  • Community token scheme

    Our token scheme helps nearly 400 local groups each year, so when a member drops a green token in the box, it makes a real difference.

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Things we're proud of

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Annual Reports and Accounts

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