The Southern Co-operative
With over 210 stores in the south of England, food retail is our largest area of business. Our core estate of convenience stores is complemented by a select number of community supermarkets in stand-alone village and market town locations. We run over 50 sub-post offices within our stores.As a local food retailer, the customer service we pride ourselves on extends on extends beyond our customers to the communities we serve. The Co-operative brand is synonymous with responsible retailing and food ethics and we support local growers and producers through Local Flavours, our local food and drink range, sold in selected stores across the south. We franchise 20+ stores which trade under the Welcome brand and have recently entered into a pilot franchise project with Starbucks.