Vegetarian Week Arrives with Plenty of Options from Central Co-op

Posted by sam bishop | Published: 15/05/2023

The Vegetarian Society’s National Vegetarian Week is this week – 15th to 21st May – and is all about eating veggie, cutting carbon, and driving change, which is why Central Co-op is getting involved with plenty of vegetarian products to help those looking to make the switch.  

The Central Co-op site hosts many vegetarian recipes, including BBQ Cauliflower Steaks, Asparagus Omelette, and Celeriac and Chilli Gratin, but those looking for an easier option can enjoy ready-made meals like Co-op Tomato & Mozzarella Penne, at 2 for £6. 

Many ingredients for delicious vegetarian meals are discounted for Members too, as a simple Vegetable Frittata can be made with: 

  • Trio of Onions (reduced from £1.00 to 0.75 for Members) 
  • Broccoli (reduced from £0.80 to £0.50 for Members) 
  • Sweet & Crunchy Salad (reduced from £1.20 to 75p for Members) 
  • Frozen Peas (reduced from £1.10 to 75p for Members) 
  • Mature Cheese (reduced from £3.00 to £2.00 for Members) 
  • Plain White Flour (reduced from £1.00 to £0.75 for Members) 
  • Six Medium Eggs (reduced from £1.70 to £1.00 for Members) 
  • Four-pint Semi-Skimmed Milk (reduced from £1.85 to £1.50 for Members) 
  • Co-op Spreadable (reduced from £3.35 to £2.50 for Members)

Central Co-op's purpose of creating a sustainable Society for all doesn’t stop with vegetarian food though, as the Society recently celebrated 160,000 meals saved from going to waste via its partnership with Too Good To Go. This partnership means that Central Co-op's customers and Members can pick up a Magic Bag of discounted food at the end of the day to avoid it going to waste. 

In 2022 Central Co-op also signed a partnership with Sol PV Group to deliver over 12MWp of Solar PV systems across its property portfolio, amounting to carbon savings of around 3,450 tonnes per year. 

For further details, head to the Central Co-op website, Facebook, and Twitter. Details on becoming a Member can be found on the Membership site


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 21 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. 

Press office contact: Sam Bishop, PR Specialist 

Contact details:  

07385 048048