Who are we?
How it began!
It all began when our co-operative families decided to merge, creating a stronger, more effective society. From here, we were able to share more goods and services for a responsible price, showing other retailers what’s possible.
People have been at the heart of every co-operative since the first one opened its doors in 1844. We’ve moved with the times to always make a progressive difference. And as our business grows, we give back more than ever. Profits and rewards are shared. Decisions are taken democratically between colleagues and members. It’s a kinder, more inclusive way of doing business.
We’ve been able to expand into more areas of expertise. Our range of Co-op brands covers a host of needs across the home; meaning you won’t need to worry about missing the benefits of your food shop when arranging your childcare, for example. Today, we have over 700,000 members, making us one of the largest co-operatives, but there’s always room for more. Join us today and start sharing the rewards.
What is a co-operative?
A co-operative is a business owned by its members, where people work together to share the profits and benefits. Giving every member a say in how things are run, co-operatives are a kinder and more inclusive way of doing business, with a focus on giving back. Unlike a PLC, co-operatives exist to create value for their members, customers and the wider community. Decisions are taken democratically. Profits and rewards shared. Progressive and innovative, yet rooted in history, co-operatives stand for equality, opportunity and shared success.
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At The Midcounties Co-operative we’re looking to the future. Here’s what we strive for every day:
“to be a successful consumer co-operative working towards creating a better, fairer world and to enhance the lives of our colleagues, members and customers and the communities we serve.”
We’re an ambitious business, and there’s so much we want to do. With co-operative values to guide us, we’re working hard to ensure that everything we do benefits our members and the wider community. We’re proud to be owned by you.
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You’ll find a great selection of food, drink and grocery products at all our Co-op Food stores and supermarkets.
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Over 70 post offices throughout our communities
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Hear From Our CEO
Find out about Co-op Midcounties' vision, values & aims from our CEO, Phil Ponsonby
Values in Action
Our values are what make us tick. They guide everything that we do.
Everything we do is for the community, not for awards, but we’re always proud to be recognised.
Our History & Heritage
Your Co-op has a long and rich history, going back to the mid 19th century, a time when ordinary people began to establish co-operatives to better themselves and their communities.