Who are we and what do we do

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We’re proud to be the largest independent retailer operating in the East of England.

We provide food stores and specialist services such as funerals, security, travel agents and petrol filling stations to communities across Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

With a significant property investment portfolio and other businesses such as events and conference facilities and stonemasonry, we are a diverse and modern business.

As a Co-operative business, we’re run differently to other big organisations, putting our members first. Our focus has always been, and always will be, the local communities in our region.

And we’re doing well, last year we achieved:

  • £353.5m turnover
  • £5.2m profit (before distributions and taxation)
  • £5.6m underlying trading profit
  • And we hold £224.6m of members funds

For the full financial picture, read our annual report, click here.