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Cooking up a storm...

As lockdown seemed to dramatically change not only the nations shopping habits, but our cooking and eating routines, we take a look at what happened during lockdown and whether these trends are set to continue for a while to come....

As at-home evening dining occasions increased 60 per cent throughout lockdown, households are now spending more time cooking from scratch, which has seen consumers purchasing six times as much fresh meat, with pork (690 per cent sales increase) and beef (519 per cent sales increase) being the favourites.

Cheers to Summer ...

Check out our latest and greatest sunny sips — from beer and cider to cooling cocktail recipes and a homegrown sparkling rosé. Come rain or shine, they’re a taste of holiday, from the comfort of home

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  1. Vin Crowd Botanical Spritz, 250ml
  2. Vin Crowd White Spritz, 250ml
  3. Vin Crowd Pink Spritz, 250ml
  4. Co-op Irresistible Pink Grapefruit & Elderflower Gin Liqueur, 50cl
  5. Co-op Irresistible Eight Acres Sparkling Rosé (available in selected stores only)
  6. Co-op Golden Ale, 500ml

 

New to our Quadrant Department Stores...

The Alston's Fairmont range is a fusion of Scandinavian style with a modern urban twist and it's made right here in the UK. 

 

The beautifully proportioned track arm and sleek lines of a rustic weathered oak or more glamourous satin aluminum front plinth create minimalism that exudes character.

Fantastically textured chenille plains mixed with geometric scatters are finished with bold velvet accents that pull each of the fabric stories together.

 

On display in both our Chelmsford & Braintree stores.

 

How to stay cool while working from home in a heatwave...

No office air-conditioning? No problem…

It’s warm, isn’t it? And it’s only about to get warmer...

If weather forecasts are to be believed, then the UK is set to see soaring temperatures up to 37 degrees Celsius for the week ahead!

Of course, this is all well and good, apart from the fact that many of us are working from home at the moment, so for the first time ever, we’re actually missing the icy chill of our air-conditioned offices.

So, here are 13 hot weather hacks which should help to keep you cool while the mercury’s rising...

Top tips for sleeping in a heatwave...

Temperatures are set to soar this weekend, so you'll need to get prepared for sleep when the mercury starts rising....

Here are our top tips...

1. Choose cotton.

Save the satin, silk, or polyester sheets for cooler nights. Light-coloured bed linens made of lightweight cotton (Egyptian or otherwise) are breathable and excellent for promoting ventilation and airflow in the bedroom.

Great British Getaways...

With many parts of Europe and the rest of the world now requiring you to self isolate upon return, there’s never been a better time to holiday in the UK (and Ireland). Aside from this, there are plenty of reasons to holiday in Blighty....

1. The Extensive and Fascinating History

An Italian style dinner on the table in minutes — midweek meals never tasted so good

Cooking from scratch isn’t always realistic, especially during the busy working week. That’s where our tasty Italian style ready meals come in. Co-op Beef Lasagne and Co-op Bolognese Pasta Bake both contain 100% British beef, with pasta, a rich, creamy béchamel sauce and mature Cheddar cheese. Looking for something veggie?

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