In your Winter 2017 Member Magazine, we're celebrating Fairtrade - which we continue to champion throughout our stores, so why not pop something Fairtrade on your Christmas shopping list! But don't forget your Midcounties Co-operative Membership card.
Welcome from the Editor
Welcome to our winter issue.
The Fairtrade Foundation has recently been in the news following some supermarkets withdrawing from the scheme. Click on our ‘Why we’re Fairtrade’ feature to find out why we are strengthening our commitment to farmers and workers in developing countries through the scheme. With Christmas fast approaching you’ll find recipes here to celebrate a Merry Feast-mas including a traditional roasted turkey crown complete with stir-fried sprouts, chargrilled asparagus and marmalade glazed carrots plus a delicious Fairtrade dessert.
You’ll also find us ‘Putting the sparkle into Christmas’ with a range of English wines to rival Champagne.
Still stuck for presents? Click onto the ‘Gift of Giving’ for a great selection of Fairtrade gifts.
Read also about how our new Sustainable Communities are helping conserve energy, how our green electricity is helping beekeepers in Mexico, why staying at our Travelife collection of sustainable hotels could make you ‘The Ethical Tourist’ and some great ideas for shedding those extra pounds we all put on over the holiday season in ‘New Year, New You’.
Finally we welcome your emails, ideas and views on the magazine. Go to ‘Editors Inbox’ to read letters about our last issue and find how you can get in touch.
Have a very happy and ethical Christmas
Nick Milton, Editor