Plant Power!

We’re celebrating Veganuary by adding no less than 18 new products to our 100% plant-based range (selected stores only), GRO! Find out more, along with some tempting vegan recipes

Vegan food — meaning food that’s free from animal-based products — has never been bigger than it is right now. While a focus on health is one of the driving forces, retailers such as Co-op and restaurants across the country are also helping by providing choices that are as tasty as they are varied, making it simpler for people to explore the world of plant-based food.

Conscious consumerism forecast to hit record highs as it continues to rise during the pandemic...

A landmark tracker of ethical spending reveals the winners and losers from sustainable consumer behaviours because of the impact of coronavirus. The Co-op’s Ethical Consumerism Report, which has monitored ethical spending habits for over 20 years, shows over a half of public transport users will continue to avoid buses and trains, even after the pandemic*.

Try Veganuary this month....

Veganuary is a non-profit organisation that encourages people worldwide to try vegan for January and beyond.

During the 2020 campaign, more than 400,000 people took the pledge to try a vegan diet, while more than 600 brands, restaurants, and supermarkets promoted the campaign, and launched more than 1200 new vegan products and menus in the UK market alone.

January is Walk Your Dog Month...

January is Walk Your Dog Month and what better way to kick start your New Years Resolutions by getting out in the great outdoors and walking off some of that festive food and drink?

With obvious health benefits for both you and your dog(s), this awareness month is a great way to help dust off the January blues, get out and about, meet other dog walkers and improve your own and your dogs well being.

Latest Coronavirus Update: 23.12.2020

It's certainly been a trying year for all of us and we thank you all for your continued support of the Society.

Quadrant Department Stores & The Co-operative Travel

Following the Prime Minister's announcement on Saturday afternoon, we were deeply saddened to have to close the doors to our Quadrant Department Stores and Co-operative Travel branches again and we really hope to be able to welcome you back soon. 

How to shop for wine on a budget...

Nothing is more disappointing than popping the cork, only to find you don’t like the wine you’ve bought. Such is the case when buying wine on a budget – but it doesn’t have to be! Avoid any let-downs and check out my top tips when shopping for great-tasting, great-value wine.

Tip 1: Choose what you know

Our guide to Christmas Food Preparation...

Christmas might be different this year, but the stresses of cooking remain the same. So, we’re here to help, with tips and tricks to help you get ahead and enjoy the festivities — no matter what form they take.

From our convenient range of ready-to-cook festive nibbles to a no-fuss Christmas dinner guide, and our selection of the best foods to look out for instore, we’ve got you covered. 

Now, pour yourself a drink or put the kettle on, and continue reading to find out what to do next…