We have been regularly shopping at our local co-op for years. The staff is friendly and very helpful. Their produce is sourced locally, in the UK or in a reasonable mileage making costs and pollution minimal. They do their best to support local farmers and traders. We have local produces sourced locally in our village co-op. The quality of their products is second to none, fairly priced and often offered at reduced prices. Over the years it seems that the co-operative has been able to keep to its resolutions, its purposes and is delivering on its promises to its members.
Sadly, depending on their location, not all co-op are as clean and neat as they should be so improvements need to be made. However our local store and its staff are great!
Sad to say for all the great things the co-op stands for they have allowed plastic coated strawberries to enter their food chain.
Plastic coating fruit and vegetables is supposedly prolongs the shelf life. The plastic coating is made from plasticizes, lipids, protein, resins...apparently "edible and safe". Who has tested this? WE have also been "fed" tales of all the E preservatives being safe but are they? It is a known fact that pesticides are used on fruit and vegetables...so if being plastic coated are these pesticides not being locked in and cannot out gas? The texture is terrible...try and wash it.
I recently bought a bag of nuts and a Curlywurly and the service was so good I actually wept. Sensing an opportunity, the cunning assistant immediately up-sold me a box of Coop balm tissues. Can’t wait to go back next week for a Walnut Whip and a sausage roll. The Coop actually rocks my mundane and poorly nourished world.
Using Co-Op electrical and the Co-Op Bank I've made significant savings through the end-of-year dividend. Retail prices are said by some to be on the high side but I don't often use the shops. Tries to be ethical but has a blind spot over Israeli goods, as it did over South African ones in the apartheid days).
This is my local supermarket in Manningtree. I always find what I am looking for and it stocks an excellent range of local produce especially soft fruit which comes from the farm only 3 miles away. The staff are very friendly and know you by sight. The prices are competitive nad you are not tempted to spend extra in non-food departments. At the moment we are hoping that a proposed Tesco store is not built next door. That is just not needed. Thank you Co-op!!
Tony found this review useful
Yes they have some good deals but the loyalty points are no where near as good as Tesco. Ive been trying for over a year and a half to get the points i earned when i bought a table and chairs from one of their stores it cost me over £1000. Still no luck so i dont bother using my card now.
the co op are a very good supermarket to shop, their own goods are a very good value, the staff are extremely helpful instore and they have a good range of products, their point scheme is good as it will knock a little money off at the till for you, very good.
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