Central England Co-op news

20 January 2020
Regional co-operative retailer, Central England Co-op, has reported a positive performance over the three key Christmas and New Year Trading weeks. Like-for-like sales were up 3.5% in the three weeks ending 4 th January 2020. Community-based convenience stores trading well The retailer, which has over 240 food stores across 16 counties, said its community-based convenience stores traded pa...
01 April 2019
Regional co-operative retailer Central England Co-op has announced its full year 2018 results to 26 January 2019. Sales grew by 2.5% to £869.9m, while trading profit was up 4.4% to £18.1m. Strong performance in food division Central England Co-op announced strong performance in its food business. Sales increased across its convenience stores, with strong trading during key seasonal events a...
30 January 2019
Regional Co-operative retailer Central England Co-op has confirmed plans to open over 10 new food stores during 2019. Store investment programme The new stores are part of a multi-million pound investment project, that will also see it refit dozens more stores throughout the year. The stores will feature upgraded fixtures and fittings, including new energy-efficient refrigeration technologi...
24 January 2019
Leading regional co-operative retailer, Central England Co-op, has announced a positive performance over the three key Christmas and New Year trading weeks, with like-for-like sales up 4.1% in the period to 5 January across its convenience estate. Strong sales in convenience stores Central England Co-op has revealed that strong sales in its convenience stores was the key driver of this posi...
20 December 2018
Regional Co-operative retailer Central England Co-op opened 10 new stores throughout 2018. New development programme As part of a £13.5m investment programme to improve the experience of customers, Central England opened 10 new stores throughout the UK in 2018. 30 convenience stores were also revamped, with notable developments in Derbyshire, which received over £4m and Leicestershire, Nott...
13 November 2018
Debbie Robinson, UK managing director of SPAR, has been appointed chief executive of Central England Co-op. She will replace Martyn Cheatle, following the announcement that he will retire in May 2019. Breadth of experience and leadership Robinson, who has been UK managing director of SPAR since 2011, brings a wealth of experience, with over 30 years in retail with the likes of Co-op Group, ...
25 September 2018
Regional co-operative retailers Central England and Scotmid Co-op have announced their interim results. In the first half of 2018, sales at Central England grew by 3.6%. At Scotmid, trading turnover increased by £3m to £184m. Central England food retail like-for-likes up 7% Central England’s gross sales grew by 3.6% to £476.9m in its first half, 28 weeks to 11 August. In its core food...
18 January 2018
Leading regional co-operative retailer, Central England Co-op, which operates 239 food stores across 16 midland, eastern and northern counties, has announced a positive performance over the three key Christmas and New Year trading weeks, with like-for-like sales up 2.4% in the period to 6 January. Significant boost from convenience stores Within its wider portfolio, Central England's conven...
29 October 2013
Our Shopper insight manager, Michael Freedman, looks at how the convenience store of the future could be very different and help shoppers fulfil more missions. Untitled 1 Convenience in a multichannel world As IGD’s shopper insight expert on the convenience channel, I am often asked how convenience store shoppers differ to main supermarket shoppers. The answer is simple - they are ...
20 September 2013
It has been announced that the Midlands and Anglia Co-ops have begun the process to merge the two societies.  Together they will create a significantly enhanced number two co-operative retailing business (after the Co-operative Group), with combined turnover of £1bn, and a consolidated trading area extending across 16 counties in the West and East Midlands and East Anglia. The next step in region...