Bakewell’s Central Co-op Store Expands with Insomnia Coffee Shop

Posted by sam bishop | Published: 18/11/2022

Following the launch of its new community store in Bakewell earlier this year, Central Co-op is delighted to announce the addition of an Insomnia Coffee shop which opened inside its Bakewell Store today, with a generous free coffee and muffin offer for Central Co-op Members to enjoy.

Central Co-op has been serving members of the community already with its store, which received a refurbishment earlier this year, adding a Food to Go section, eco-friendly refrigeration, new lighting inside and out, and much more.

“We are thrilled to expand our coffee offering alongside Central Co-op,” commented Harry O’Kelly, CEO of Insomnia Coffee Company. “Bakewell is such an iconic place in Derbyshire and the UK, and we’re proud to support not only the tourists that visit this wonderful area, but also the local community and their amazing town. We don’t take our position at the heart of the community for granted, and we can’t wait to hear what customers have to say!”

“Bakewell is such a special place and we love being there,” added Jamie Thomson, Head of Commercial Development at Central Co-op. “The new features went down a treat earlier this year, and expanding our offering with Insomnia’s signature Fairtrade coffee aligns perfectly with our ethos. We’ve been listening closely to community feedback regarding Co-op and the coffee shop, and we invite customers to come in and enjoy a coffee with us.”

The coffee shop will feature a selection of, Fairtrade Coffee and Belgian Hot Chocolate milkshakes and sundaes, pastries, sandwiches, and more. The full range of Insomnia’s offering can be found on their website.

This month Insomnia launched its Christmas Menu with a range of treats and beverages, including Gingerbread Latte/Cappuccino; Millionaire’s Mocha; Gingerbread and Salted Caramel Latte Icecap; S’mores Hot Chocolate; Orange Hot Chocolate; and a selection of sweet and savoury festive food items.

From now until 30th November, Central Co-op members can redeem a free small coffee and a muffin as a welcome gift to the store. For more information on membership, head to the Central Co-op membership site.

For further details, head to the Central Co-op website, Facebook, and Twitter.

About Central Co-op

Central Co-op is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK, with a heritage stretching back over 175 years and interests in food, funeral, floral and property investment.

Owned by hundreds of thousands of members, its 7,700 colleagues serve customers across 440 plus trading sites in 19 counties in the East and West Midlands, Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. 

Its purpose is to create a sustainable Society for all. 

It actively campaigns for food justice and works with FareShare Midlands and a network of local food banks. It also adds £1 to every Healthy Start Voucher redeemed in store and supports six schools in partnership with Magic Breakfasts.

The Society embraces inclusivity and equality and is a signed-up member to the Business in the Community (BITC) Race at Work Charter. The Society is also a member of Diversity in Retail and it is fully committed to addressing the impacts of climate change by reducing carbon and food waste, increasing recycling and investment in community Sustainable Spaces funded by the carrier bag levy. It recently launched its Malawi Partnership to support farmers and producers in the country through the Co-operative International Trading Development Fund.

It invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities through its Community Dividend Fund scheme which has seen over £109,769.25 shared out between 121 good causes in 2022.

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