About Central Co-op

Central Co-operative is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK, with a heritage stretching back over 175 years. With over 440 trading outlets, a family of around 7,700 colleagues, and more than 330,000 regular trading members, we’re always looking to make a difference.

We’re independent from The Co-operative Group, but we’re part of the wider co-operative movement, working together to provide all sorts of benefits for our members and customers. 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.

Central Co-op trades across 19 counties including East and West Midlands, Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, ranging from food to funeral, floral, and property investment.

Retail food stores are our main core business, but we want to make a difference with modern funeral homes, thoughtful investment bringing communities to life, and giving back to communities via the Community Dividend Fund. We invest a percentage of our trading profit into local communities through this scheme, which has seen over £109,769.25 shared out between 121 good causes in 2022.

Our vision is to be the UK’s best consumer co-operative by making a real difference to our members and our communities

Business trading address

Central England Co-operative Limited
Central House,
Queen Street,
Staffordshire WS13 6QD

Tel: 01543 414140 (lines open 9am–5pm Monday to Friday)

General enquiries: enquiries@centralcoop.co.uk

Charlotte Castille

Head of Digital Marketing, Membership & PR


Membership enquiries:

Call the Membership Helpline: 0800 0501601 (01543 201494 from a mobile)